Li Yu: Tune: “Song of Ziye” ~ 李煜 《子夜歌·人生愁恨何能免》 with English Translations

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小编导读:《子夜歌·人生愁恨何能免》是五代南唐词人李煜写的一首词。这首词作于李煜国亡家破,身为囚虏之后。词的上片,写对故国难回的伤心,下片,写对往事成空的哀叹,表达了词人对故国、往事的无限思怀,对囚居生活的极端哀怨,词意凄惋,字里行间,充满着无限的愁恨。

李煜 《子夜歌·人生愁恨何能免》

人生愁恨何能免?
销魂独我情何限!
故国梦重归,
觉来双泪垂。

高楼谁与上?
长记秋晴望。
往事已成空,
还如一梦中。

Tune: “Song of Ziye”
Li Yu

How many one be spared the sorrow and regret of human life?
Why am I alone so overwhelmed, what end to my grief?
To my former kingdom I return in dreams again,
And awaken to find my tears already brimming.

With whom did I climb the high towers then?
How often I remember how we gazed into the clear autumn.
These things past are already drained and dead,
As though they were moments from within a single dream.

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