I've undergone too much sadness in love
- Poetry of Wang Guowei


- Last updated: 2024-03-22 20:48:25

I've undergone too much sadness in love by Wang Guowei





English Translation

I've undergone too much sadness in love,

but revisited here,still i was surprised that

all those beautiful things fade away like sakuras.

Remembered we were quiet under the cherry tree,

that year was so beautiful,now only grass grew.

I wanted to tell my yearning to her under candle,

but sniffed the sakuras,finally i was heartbroken that

all those beautiful things withered away like May.

What's the most valuable thing in this world?

That's the past youth and the gorgeous flowers that only bloom for a moment

By Wang Guowei

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