Far, far away lies the Buffalo Boy Star
"Far, far away lies the Buffalo Boy Star"
-- by Anon (Han Dynasty)
-- Translated by Frank C Yue
Far, far away lies the Buffalo Boy Star;
In the Milky Way, the Weaver Girl twinkles with a white sheen.
Using her pale, slender fingers, she works the weaving machine --
"Char-char", goes the machine, and then "Char-char"...
All day, e'en a small piece she just can't bear finishing;
For like the rain, her teardrops are falling.
The celestial Silvery River appears shallow and clear,
How far would it be from here to My Love Dear?
Separated by the water shining,
We can just stare but there is no talking!
"迢迢牽牛星" 漢 佚名