Ho Xuan Huong

(1772 - 1822 / Nghệ An Province)

Day Sleeping Girl Poem by Ho Xuan Huong


Summer breeze is sporadically blowing,
Lying down the young girl slides into sleeping.
Her bamboo comb loosely attached to her hair,
Her pink bra below her waist dropped down fair.
On these two Elysian mounds, the nectar is still remaining,
In that one Fairy rivulet, the current seems to stop flowing.
At such a view, the gentleman hesitated,
Odd to leave, yet inconvenient if he stayed.

Submitted: Friday, April 16, 2010

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