[TRANSLATION]上元夫人– Mrs. Shangyuan

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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.

上元夫人
上元谁夫人?偏得王母娇。
嵯峨三角髻,馀发散垂腰。
裘披青毛锦,身著赤霜袍。
手提嬴女儿,闲与凤吹箫。
眉语两自笑,忽然随风飘。
Image Courtesy: 白泽精怪图•神仙卷•上元夫人
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