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Zuì Huā Yīn
醉花阴

A (poetic lyrics of Song Dynasty) about Double Ninth Festival

Drunk in Blossom Shade

Bó wù nóng yún chóu yǒng zhòu

薄雾浓云愁永昼,

Thin mist and thick clouds shroud the long day in melancholy;

Ruì nǎo xiāo jīn shòu

瑞脑消金兽。

Perfume scatters from a golden beast-shaped censer.

Jiā jié yòu Chóng yáng

佳节又重阳,

A holiday once again, it is Double Ninth;

Yù zhěn shā chú

玉枕纱厨,

through embroidered pillows and gauze veils,

Bàn yè liáng chū tòu

半夜凉初透,

In the middle of the night, coolness begins to come through.

Dōng lí bǎ jiǔ huáng hūn hòu,

东篱把酒黄昏后,

At the eastern fence, one raises one's cup after dusk;

Yǒu àn xiāng yíng xiù.

有暗香盈袖。

the fragrance of chrysanthemum blossom fills one's sleeves.

Mò dào bù xiāohún

莫道不消魂,

Who would not say that this is overwhelming?

Lián juǎn xīfēng

帘卷西风,

In the westerly wind that lifts the curtains

Rén bǐ huánghuā shòu

人比黃花瘦。

One is thinner than the yellow flowers.

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