竹竽zhú yú – Bamboo pole
A daughter of the House of Wei is married in another state. She expresses her longing for her home and the pleasant life of her youth she describes in the poem. She was probably the Baroness Mu of Xu.
Bamboo pole, to fish the Qi.
Should I not consider
. . . these gentle thoughts of far away.
Crystal Spring on the left, Qi River on the right.
A woman desires to be with
. . . her brothers and parents far away.
Qi River on the right, crystal spring on the left.
Longing for the soft smiles, and healing jade pendants sway.
Qi River bring me joy, juniper oars and pine boat.
steer my thoughts on the journey
. . . to home far away.
Edited by shunyadragon, 19 September 2010 - 04:30 PM.