-- Ouyang Xiu (Song Dynasty)
-- Translated by Frank C Yue
The flowers just like you,
The willows just like you,
The flowers and willows are young and refreshing,
But two people from each other are parting --
With her head hanging down,
Two streams of tears falling down.
East of the Yangtze,
West of the Yangtze,
The two mandarin ducks, each on either shore,
Up in different directions have soared;
When they’ll meet again, no one knows any more.