Li Qingzhao: Beauty from Sorrow

  • May 13, 2013
  • Editor: webmaster
  • Change Text Size: A  A  A
their marriage, Zhao had to leave on a long trip. On this occasion, Li wrote one of her most well-known poems, A Sprig of Plum Blossoms: Sorrow of Separation.

Several lines from the poem go like this:

Flowers fall and drift away,
Water glides on,
After their nature.
Our yearning is the sort
Both sides far apart endure
A melancholy feeling there's no resisting.
As soon as it leaves the eyebrows
It surges up in the breast.

After some political turmoil, Zhao resigned from his post and stayed home to study his

Please understand that womenofchina.cn,a non-profit, information-communication website, cannot reach every writer before using articles and images. For copyright issues, please contact us by emailing: website@womenofchina.cn. The articles published and opinions expressed on this website represent the opinions of writers and are not necessarily shared by womenofchina.cn.


13.7K
comment on this story

Messages that harass, abuse or threaten others; have obscene or otherwise objectionable content; have commercial or advertising content or links may be removed.

Li Qingzhao: Beauty from Sorrow their marriage, Zhao had to leave on a long trip. On this occasion, Li wrote one of her most well-known poems, A Sprig of Plum Blossoms: Sorrow of Separation.

Several lines from the poem go like this:

Flowers fall and drift away,
Water glides on,
After their nature.
Our yearning is the sort
Both sides far apart endure
A melancholy feeling there's no resisting.
As soon as it leaves the eyebrows
It surges up in the breast.

After some political turmoil, Zhao resigned from his post and stayed home to study his
Contact us | Women of China | Special Coverage| Chinese women in history | Registered Number: 京ICP备10020604号 
Copyright 2013 All rights reserved.Women's Foreign Language Publications of China.
Email:website@womenofchina.cn