Li Qingzhao (1084-1151)
To the Tune of "Magnolia Blossom"

Bought
	from the flower-peddler's tray
one spring branch
 	just open
 	in bloom

Droplets
	fleck it evenly
still clouded red
	with a mist of dew

I'm afraid he'll
	take it into his head
that my face is not

	so fair!
	so fair!

In high-
combed hair
	I fasten
	a gold pin
	aslant

There!
Let him look
	Let him compare the two.

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