Complaint of Parting
The soughing autumn wind is blowing;
Grieved, I complain my man is going.
We face each other eye to eye;
Before I speak, I sob and sigh.
My heart is like a winding stream,
How can I tell my dreary dream?
When I miss him after we part,
We can but share moonlight apart.
This poem describes a woman complaining of the separation from her lord.
The title of the poem is “Complaint of Parting”. The poem “Ancient Grievances of Farewell” is an ancient poem in five lines written by Meng Jiao, a poet of the Tang Dynasty. The poem has eight stanzas and forty characters, which delicately depict the touching situation of a couple who are hard to part.