Fan Chengda: At Tianhan Bridge ~ 《州桥》 范成大 with English Translations

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《州桥》 范成大


At Tianhan Bridge
Fan Chengda

The thoroughfare of the lost capital runs north and south of the bridge;
Year in, year out, the elders there long for the Emperor’s return.
Choked in sobs and in a hoarse voice, with the envoys they plead:
“When shall we see the arrival of our armies?”

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