Song of Ugly Slave

By Xin Qiji


While young, I knew no grief I could not bear;
I’d like to go upstair.
I’d like to go upstair
To write new verses with a false despair.

I know what grief is now that I am old;
I would not have it told.
I would not have it told,
But only say I’m glad that autumn’s cold.

Xin Qiji

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Xin Qiji (28 May 1140 – 1207) was a Chinese poet and military leader during the Southern Song dynasty.

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