[TRANSLATION]于阗采花– Pick Flowers in Yutian


Pick Flowers in Yutian

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

Translator: Lei Fan 2016 in Chicago


Gardeners in City Yutian blatantly said,

All the flowers were the same.

Once the Concubine Ming married to Hunnic King arrived,

Alleged Hunnic beauties felt ashamed to even step out.

There were so many precious and elegant flowers in Han,

Wild ones in Hun could hardly compare.

Pigment used by the court painters could make hideous shine,

So that ugly like Wuyan could continue live in the palace.

Since ancient time, pretty faces always got envied,

So the true beauties were buried under the sand of Hun instead.

Image Courtesy: 成功书画交易网- 成功书画家网刘振波昭君出塞

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