Tune: “The Partridge Sky”
A Dream on the Night of Lantern Festival
The long River Fei to the east keeps on flowing,
The love-seeds we once sowed forever keep growing.
Your face I saw in dreams was not clear to my eyes
As in your portrait, soon I’m woke up by birds’ cries.
Spring not yet green,
My gray hair seen,
Our separation has been too long to grieve the heart.
Who makes the past reappear
Before us from year to year
On Lantern Festival when we are far apart?