Yan Shu – Lyrics to the Joy of Peace
Autumnal winds gently sough,
Leaf by leaf, the phoenix trees' foliage drop.
A light savor of wine can easily intoxicate,
Resting my head by a window I fall into a deep slumber.
Purple rosebushes and red roses shrivel and wilt,
The setting sun on banister shines still.
The season has come for paired swallows to make their return,
Last night behind the silvery screen I felt a slight chill.