li qingzhao * song dynasty

Delighted to hear Tupelonian news: My translations of Li Qingzhao’s writings will appear in 2011.  Li Qingzhao is one of China’s premier Song Dynasty women poets.  Incidentally, her last name (“Li”) is the same as mine (“Lee”), although the romanization in English looks different… the ideographs are the same.  It’s a common Chinese last name.

“The courtyard glows with fragrant torches
in the spring wind, shining effulgence.
Don’t light the perfumed incense yet.”
~ Li Qingzhao

“…soft light rain of yellow autumn
soaks the lone garden swing…”
~ Li Qingzhao

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