The Beautiful Lady Yang
She is a peony sweetened by dew impearled,
Far fairer than the Goddessbringing showers in dreams.
Who could equal her in palace of ancient world?
Not e’en the newly-dressed“Flying Swallow”,it seems.
The legend said that the king of a Southern Kingdom dreamed of the Goddess of Wushan Mountains with whom he made love and who would come out in the morning in the form of a cloud and in the evening in the form of a shower.
“Flying Swallow”was the favorite concubine of Han Emperor Chengdi(reigned 32–6 B.C.)