[TRANSLATION]上元夫人– Mrs. Shangyuan


Mrs. Shangyuan

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

Translator: Lei Fan 2017 in Chicago


Who on earth is Shangyuan,

She happens to be in favor with heavenly queen mother.

Her triangle hair bun is as high as hill,

The rest of her hairs hang down to her waist.

She wears a fur coat with green brocades inlaid,

wrapped herself with a bright red cape.

Holding her young and pretty daughter’s hand,

Plays flageolet with phoenix while at leisure.

Their eyes and smiles convey speechless love,

Suddenly, they both disappear in the wind.

Image Courtesy: 白泽精怪图•神仙卷•上元夫人

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