A Painting Of A Rural Marriage Scene, Two Quatrains, No. 2


 
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A Painting Of A Rural Marriage Scene, Two Quatrains, No. 2
Owned By Chen Jichang  

Su Shi 1036-1101 
 
I myself am Zhuchen's
        former prefect,
To encourage agriculture
        once I went to Apricot Blossom.
But the scene there today,
        who could bear to paint it?
County bailiffs demanding taxes
        bang on doors at midnight.
 
Chén Jīcháng Suǒ Xù Zhūchén Cūn Jià Qǔ Tú Èr Shǒu, Qí Èr
Sū Shì 1036-1101

Wǒ shì Zhūchén jiù shǐjūn,
Quàn nóng céng rù xìnhuā cūn.
Érjīn fēngwù nǎ kān huà?
Xiànlì cuī zū yè dǎ mén.
 
Translator: Ron Egan 艾朗諾

Notes:
From Ron Egan's definitive book on Su Shi (Su Dongpo), Word Image and Deed In The Life Of Su Shi, Harvard University Press. Used with permission. Professor Egan teaches at the University of California, Santa Barbara, California.

 
 
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