Zheng Ao: Riches and Honour ~ 《富贵曲》 郑遨 with English Translations

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小编导读:《富贵曲》是晚唐诗人郑遨创作的一首五言古诗。这首诗通过对生活中一个细节的描写,揭露了封建社会剥削阶级和劳动人民之间的尖锐矛盾。诗人对那些剥削者奢侈无度、任意挥霍进行了抨击和指责,对人民表示了同情。

《富贵曲》 郑遨

美人梳洗时,满头间珠翠。
岂知两片云,戴却几乡税?

Riches and Honour
Zheng Ao

A fair lady makes her toilet;
Her whole head is streaked with jewels.
How can she guess that two cloud-like tresses
Carry the tribute from many villages?

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