• 《瀟湘雁》 The geese of the rivers Siu and Song
Ye geese of the River Siu and Song, that post all love-letters,
How stands the news from Hang-young?
O geese! With your clack and cackle you thrill into memory the fibres of my grief.
You flout me so that, when night comes on, I endure evil dreams beyond the fifth watch.
My spring garment is wet through with tears for my absent love.
Tell me, how can I wait till the Hop-pho River again yields pearls?
I cannot write in full the love-thoughts which I cherish for my lord.
Ah! Passion is undying.
Where is he who clasped my hand?
Ye geese! He who knew my heart is gone! Bring ye to him, for my sake, these heart-broken verses!