Songs from outside of Great Wall, No.4
Author: Bai Li(AD701-AD762, Tang Dynasty)
Translator: Lei Fan 2017 in Chicago
Warhorses gallop towards the golden fortress,
Sands and clouds linger in her dreams.
Fall is the season evoking wistfulness,
She yearns for her husband who fights faraway.
Fireflies stop outside of the windows,
Moonlights fill the empty room in the frosty midnight.
Phoenix tree leaves wither and fall in the wind,
Branches of crabapple are rustling.
The one she misses has not yet returned,
No one knows the tears fall off from her face.