Wang Anshi: The Weaver-Urger ~ 《促织》 王安石 with English Translations

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《促织》 王安石


The Weaver-Urger
Wang Anshi

In autumn golden screens and emerald curtains are pleasing to the eye;
People may indulge in them every year without giving any thought.
They know only of urging the poor to work faster at the loom,
Yet how many weavers can afford a single skein of silk thread?

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