Li Zhang – Yu Meiren (Lady Yu, the Royal Beauty)


Li Zhang – Master in Management 2020. IE Business School.


Yu Meiren (Lady Yu, the Royal Beauty) by Li Yu (937-978).

Spring flowers and autumn moon, O when will all these ends?
How much of my past did I comprehend?
Last night, to my loft once more, the vernal east wind came;
In the moonlight, I could not bear to look back towards my homeland rid of my name.

Jade steps and carved railings may still as ever be there,
Though changed are the faces fair.
O how great, how grave, I ask, can my woe and sorrow be?
Just like the River’s swelling spring-tide waters rolling east to the sea.