Bamboo Mat

Dec 19, 2010 | Uncategorized

竹簟
元稹

竹簟衬重茵,
未忍都令卷.
忆昨初来日,
看君自施展.

Bamboo Mat
by Yuan Zhen

I cannot bear to put away,
the bamboo sleeping mat:

that night I brought you home,
I watched you roll it out.

…translated by Sam Hamill, from The Erotic Spirit