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Mosquitoes!
        Xu Baoguang  1671-1740

These singing guests
        arrive out of nowhere,
Leaping leopards
        one after another
                shoving and poking.
Evil demons beside my home
        from the evening market,
Torn from the black dragon hole of sleep
        a clap of thunder.
Outside the green mosquito net
        still stubbornly working,
I flipflop my round fan 
        only temporary relief.
But the itchy scatching 
        goes on all night long,
Now they're planting their larva
        on my eyelashes
                indescribable!

 
Wén
Xu Bǎoguāng 1671-1740

Xíng gē kè měi zì kōng lái,
Lì bào fēnfēn nà bōkāi.
Yāo shènlóu biān hūn yǒu shì,
Lílóng kū guō shuì jīngléi.
Cuì chóu yǐnyǐn piān gōng rú,
Tuánshàn fānfān zhǐ zàn huí.
Dàn jiě náo rén tōng xī mèi,
Míng cháo rǔ jié bùzhī cāi.
 
Translator: Dongbo 東波

Notes:
Beautiful as it is, Okinawa has two drawbacks; it is hot and has voracious mosquitoes! This shot of mosquito breeding country by the holy Seifautaki temple on the east coast of southern Okinawa.

 
 
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