Autumn Thoughts for My Wife
In bygone years alone in empty room did I stay
To dream of the mountains of homeland far away.
Seeing no wild geese bringing me your letter now,
I only find the new moon like your arching brow.
Two Poems of “Autumn Thoughts for My Wife” is a group poem by Wang Ya, a poet of the Tang Dynasty. The first poem shows the poet’s longing for his wife by describing the dream of the mountains and the moon; the second poem reflects the poet’s love for his wife by describing his tiredness of climbing the willows and picking lotus flowers, as well as the fact that he has no time to think about his wife because he is too busy with national affairs. The second poem is a reflection of the poet’s love for his wife through his loathing of the willows, his leisurely picking of lotus flowers, and his obsession with national affairs.