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ON BOARD SHIP : READING YUAN CHEN'S POEMS



「舟中读元九诗」白居易
把君诗卷灯前读,诗尽灯残天未明。
眼痛灭灯犹暗坐,逆风吹浪打船声。

ON BOARD SHIP : READING YUAN CHEN'S POEMS 

I TAKE your poems in my hand and read them beside the candle ; 
The poems are finished: the candle is low: dawn not yet come. 
With sore eyes by the guttering candle still I sit in the dark, 
Listening to waves that, driven by the wind, strike the prow of the ship. 
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