High Noon Thirst

Jujube flowers all over me

Spinning wheels echoing through the village

Under old willow tree, a hawker peddling melons

Drowsy from wine and long journey

It is high noon, I am feeling thirsty

Knocking at a villager’s door, I ask for tea

~ Translated by Dot, from Su Shi’s “Silk-Washing Stream,” a tune written in the Song dynasty

簌簌衣巾落枣花,村南村北响缫车,牛衣古柳卖黄瓜。
酒困路长惟欲睡,日高人渴漫思茶。敲门试问野人家。

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