MY LOVERíS IMAGE
your autograph I imagine you thru good hand;
bequeathed confidential verses I understand.
the late moon I restlessly wait still
at the far woods, the snow-covered hill.
want to reminisce in our old love to immerse
boat being smooth but the current adverse.
shore of affection is a vast sea of grief;
procrastinated all the year round without relief.
mean to say a love word in despair;
is late: two ways have separated here and there.
of torment to me canít be an avoidance;
image, I inherited, looks at me in annoyance.
are that far, from such an infinite space
an eye on me but know it out of embrace.
is not so cold as the cold in my heart:
to depart this life is for ever to part.
divided, by immense passes to impede,
try to listen, I deeply wish to plead:
me have the chance to face my loverís image
once only in a brief dreamy pilgrimage!
Translation by THANH-THANH