Song Lian Poem: A Southern Song – 宋濂《越歌》

0
188
Listen to this article

越歌

[明]宋濂

恋郎思郎非一朝,

好似并州[1]花剪刀。

一股在南一股北,

几时裁得合欢袍[2]?

注释:

[1]并州:今山西省太原市一带,古代以产剪刀著名。

[2]合欢袍:指婚服,袍上绣有成双配对的花鸟鱼虫图案,象征美满婚姻。这两句是借问剪刀何时裁成合欢袍,表示久恋的妇女渴望早日成婚。

A Southern Song

Song Lian

I think of and long for my lover day and night;

We’re like the two blades of a pair of scissors bright.

But now one blade is up and the other is down.

When will the blades unite to cut a wedding gown?

Rate this post

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here