Zhang Lei: A Farm Cottage ~ 《田家》 张耒 with English Translations

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《田家》 张耒


A Farm Cottage
Zhang Lei

In the river, before the door, a deserted boast is moored;
Poplars and althaeas stand by a hedge low and short.
Drought and locusts have cleared the autumn farmland a thousand li across;
In a month for reaping, only wild sorghum remains, forlorn and shivering.

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