Ho Xuan Huong

(1772 - 1822 / Nghệ An Province)

Ho Xuan Huong Poems

1. Snail 5/2/2012
2. Lamenting Widow 5/2/2012
3. Wasps 5/2/2012
4. Floating Sweet Dumpling 5/2/2012
5. The Temple Of Fragrance 5/2/2012
6. Swinging 4/16/2010
7. Viewing Cac-Co Cavern 4/16/2010
8. The Cake That Drifts In Water 4/16/2010
9. Confession Iii 4/16/2010
10. To A Couple Of Students Who Were Teasing Her 4/16/2010
11. Day Sleeping Girl 4/16/2010
12. Picking Flowers 4/16/2010
13. Water-Bailing 4/16/2010
14. The Fan 4/16/2010
15. Three-Mountain Pass 4/16/2010
16. Day And Night 4/16/2010
17. On Sharing A Husband 4/16/2010
18. Spring-Watching Pavilion 4/16/2010
19. Weaving At Night 4/16/2010
20. Autumn Landscape 4/16/2010
21. The Jackfruit 1/13/2003
Best Poem of Ho Xuan Huong

The Jackfruit

I am like a jackfruit on the tree.
To taste you must plug me quick, while fresh:
the skin rough, the pulp thick, yes,
but oh, I warn you against touching --
the rich juice will gush and stain your hands


Translated by Nguyen Ngoc Bich


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Confession Iii

Her lonely boat fated to float aimlessly
midstream, weary with sadness, drifting.

Her hold overflowing with duty and feeling,
bow rocked by storms, adrift and wandering.

She rows on, not caring who tries to dock,
sails on, not caring who tries the rapids.

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