the modest, retiring, virtuous, young lady, for our prince a good mate she. trans by James.
This is the first sentence of the Poem Books. My trans is : "Every virtuous lady with a slim figure are attractive and beautiful, and every intelligent gentleman love such charming ladies".
It is human nature that every young girl will fall in love when spring is coming, while every young boy will love beautiful and gentle elegant girl, both external and internal.
long he thought, Oh! long and anxiously; on his side, on his back, he turned , and back again. trans by James
This is describe the boys and girls who are falling in love and lost in missing their sweetheart, while in the evening lie on bed can not fall into sleep. So excite imaging and dreaming, carry them into a paradise.
"Is there a girl who know me? is there a girl who love me? only the wind of spring know that I am so lonely; the passion's tree, and the love's flower, when will it bring the sweet fruit? Oh, someone far away from me who is calling me and only calling me." This is the first love song I learn when I was sixteen years old, and for singing this song, I was forced by the Party secretary of our sport team to reveal who taught me to sing the "yellow song" for hours. I firmly refuse to reveal who taught me to sing the song, for I would rather receive any punishment than betray my friend. I really enjoy the beautiful melody of the song.
"my sorrowful heart is agitated. my sorrowful heart is very sad, as if suffering from a painful wound". trans by James
Thomas G Guo's translation: "My broken heart is nervous, my melancholy mind is blue, as if suffering from a depress hide from somewhere could not able to identify". When worrying about love,health, family, friends, job, career, politics, economy, culture, religion, and future etc, we might fall into melancholy and depress even frustration condition. The expression of Chinese show it convincing power in very concise style.
"there is a young lady with thoughts natural to the spring, and a fine gentleman would lead her astray. " trans by James
Thomas G Guo's translation: "When young lass fall in day dream love, it is danger to be seduced by even a gentleman". These is none young lass do not enjoy day dream love, neither a young boy do not fall into sexy delusion. It is the most dangerous for young maid lost their virgin when they are eighteen. Confucius praise the poem book so much that it has collected three hundred poems, which taught us all idea and principle of life, in a word, thought elegant without evil idea.
(Honey), a day without seeing you, is like three seasons! trans by James
when one falling in love, he or she always has such sweet experience; if a young lass and a teenage boy have such crazy passion is not surprise at all, while a middle age couple have such cute emotion, it should be very adorable; provide a sunset husband and wife still have such enviable feeling, it must be the God blessing.
"with the blue collar,prolonged is the anxiety of my heart; with the blue girdle gems, long do I think of you."trans by James
This love song describe a young lady wear a green shirt missing her sweetheart; while looking at the purple gems dangle in her breast, she is falling into deep thought of her dearest one. Unlike Western girls and ladies always express their hot passionation in a crazily and exaggerated way, Chinese girls and ladies prefer internal express, used body language, eyes, figure, smile and shy depict their strong and deep passionation.
"there was a beautiful man, lovely, with clear eyes and fine forehead. we met accidentally, and so my desire was satisfied."trans by James
Here professor James trans the beautiful person as a handsome man, according to traditional Chinese custom, I think the beautiful person here should be means charming girl or lady rather than a man, for girls are educated to be shy and never initial to chase boy. Even if met her dearest one by accident, the girl always keep silence and only smart guy who understand the body language could possible fulfil his desire and satisfy. Thus this poem depict a gentleman met a young pure tender shy lass by accident, then convincing and seducing her to satisfy his desire for romantic love.
"there is the beautiful lady, I am tortured for her, but what avails it? waking or sleeping, I do nothing; from my eyes and nose the water streams."trans by James
This love poem portray a young man who fall in love with a charming lady secretly, one-way love usually as a tortured by his dream lover; despite desire and love her, He dare not do anything day and night, but only tear himself with water flowing from his nose and eyes lonely and miserable. It told reader a different story about a shyness young boy who are not courage enough to pursue his love.
When being a young man, I am afraid I was such a man, although I deeply fall in love with an excellent intelligent charming girl in law school in Jilin university for four years, although we studied together at main library every night, despite I love with her deeply, I never show my true adoration for her, but simply keep silence and hide my true feeling for her, for I do not want to lost her pure invaluable friendship, which I am scare if I pursue her will lost. As the result, I lost both love and friendship of her as the reward. My personal experience taught me that if one love someone, he or she should show and express his or her true feeling to his or her sweetheart and honey,in a clear and sincere way. If lucky enough, he or she will win both; in worse situation, still possible remain the friendship, in worst case, not worse than utterly silence which in a large degree might lost all.
(Oh My darling, a young man fall deep in love with his charming girl then sing a song like this)
your (her) fingers like the blades of the young white-grass;