Bai Juyi: A Court Lady in Disfavor ~ 《后宫词》 白居易 with English Translations

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《后宫词》 白居易


A Court Lady in Disfavor
Bai Juyi

Silk kerchief wet with tears, she cannot sleep in dream;
Late from front hall, with beats of drums songs flow like streams.
No longer favored though she is still young at age,
Till dawn she leans against the incense burner’s cage.

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