The River Merchant's Wife

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  • 1. THE RIVER MERCHANTS WIFE: A LETTER By Li Po (701-762)

2. 1 st While my hair was still cut straight across my forehead 2 nd I played about the front gate, pulling flowers. 3 rd You came by on bamboo stilts, playing horse, 4 th You walked about my seat, playing with blue 3. 7 th At fourteen I married My Lord you. 8 th I never laughed, being bashful. 9 th Lowering my head, I looked at the wall. 10 th Called to, a 4. 11th At fifteen I stopped scowling, 12th I desired my dust to be mingled with yours 13th Forever and 5. 16th At sixteen you departed 17th You went into far Ku-to-yen, by the river of swirling eddies, 18th And you have 6. 20th You dragged your feet when you went out. 21st By the gate now, the moss is grown, the different mosses, 22nd Too deep to clear them away! 23rd The leaves fall early this autumn, in wind. 24th The paired butterflies are already yellow with August 25th Over the grass in the West garden; 26th They hurt me. I grow older. th