[TRANSLATION]宣城见杜鹃花– See Azaleas again in City Xuan


See Azaleas again in City Xuan

Author: Bai Li(AD701-AD762, Tang Dynasty)

Translator: Lei Fan 2016 in Chicago


I used to hear cuckoo singing in Shu,

Now in City Xuan, I see azaleas again.

Every tweet breaks my heart to hear,

Every spring I feel wistful to go home.


[NOTE]Cuckoo and Azaleas share the same pronunciation in Chinese – ‘Du Juan’, that is how the poet related the two things.


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