Song of Spring Day
Author: Bai Li(AD701-AD762, Tang Dynasty)
Translator: Lei Fan 2017 in Chicago
City of Chang’An is bathed in the sunshine of spring,
Willows start budding, swaying in the warm breeze.
Flowers are ready to burst in front of Palace PiXiang，
Fragrance floating in the air, permeating the harems.
Among the harems,
I walk pass through.
Queen Flying Swallow dances blithely and elegantly,
Lady Purple Palace’s singing is matchless in this world.
All these beautiful scenes and emperor’s women will however,
Eventually wear out and diminish, year after year, day after day.