Treasure Island

Bai Juyi

(772–846 / Taiyuan, Shanxi)

Remembering South of the River


South river good
Landscape old once know well
Sunrise river flower red bear fire
Spring come river water green like lily
Can not remember river south
South of the river is good,
Long ago, I knew the landscape well.
At sunrise, the river's flowers are red like fire,
In spring, the river's water's green as lilies.
How could I not remember south of the river?

Submitted: Thursday, August 09, 2012

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