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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

後庭花 - Courtyard Flower



細風落葉微飛舞, Gentle breeze, falling leaves; slightly in dance.
高閣芳林昔日豪. High pavilions and fragrant forest; grandeur of old.
一遍黄地花雖有, A stretch of ground in yellow, though grown with flowers,
七尺青絲結綺無. Rapunzel, her Tower of Beauty Forming, no longer around.

The ground looked yellow because of the approaching dusk.  Of course there is no Rapunzel in Chinese.  For more details, see 

http://jeffinous.blogspot.com/2013/06/courtyard-flower-soul-of-chiang-li-hua.html

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