The Beautiful Toilet

Sep 17, 2017 | Predicates and commas and whatnot

Blue, blue is the grass about the river
And the willows have overfilled the close garden.
And within, the mistress, in the midmost of her youth.
White, white of face, hesitates, passing the door.
Slender, she puts forth a slender hand;

And she was a courtezan in the old days,
And she has married a sot,
Who now goes drunkenly out
And leaves her too much alone.

…”The Beautiful Toilet,” written by Mei Sheng in the second century BC, as interpreted by Ezra Pound in Cathay.