Green Willow Tips
· Farewell to a Friend
Drinking a cupful of chrysanthemum wine
And hearing flute songs of mume flowers fine,
We were then under capital’s roofs.
We’ve met and now in haste we part,
Like lonely swan passing the clouds with speed
Or on the water floating duckweed.
How can grief not come like a stream?
How many times have we been awakened from dream
With broken heart?
I will miss you in the deep night
Like dust raised by horsehoofs
Or the boat followed by the moon bright.
The poet writes this farewell lyric different from his heroic style.
“Green Willow Tips · Farewell to a Friend” is a song written by the Song Dynasty lyricist Liu over to say goodbye. It depicts Liu’s longing for his friend during the farewell, especially after the farewell, and is written with true feelings and deep thoughts.