A Bride （Ⅲ）
Married three days, I go shy-faced
To cook a soup with hands still fair.
To meet my mother-in-law’s taste,
I send to her daughter the first share.
This quatrain describes the psychology of a young bride.
Three Poems of the “A Bride （Ⅲ）” is a group of poems by Wang Jian, a poet of the Tang Dynasty. The poems are about the experiences and feelings of a bride who has just married into her husband’s family, showing in detail the life of a new bride in the Tang Dynasty, and to some extent revealing the marriage customs of that time. The third poem shows the bride’s dilemma of wanting to please her mother-in-law but fearing to offend her in-laws in a few strokes, which has been widely recited.