Ho Xuan Huong

(1772 - 1822 / Nghệ An Province)

Lamenting Widow - Poem by Ho Xuan Huong

A woman wails, boo hoo, mourning her man
Shut up, shame on you, don't cry to the hills!
O little sister, I should have warned you
Don't eat the meat, if it makes you cough blood!

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 2, 2012

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