生查子·元夕 / Lyrics to the Tune "Sheng Zha Zi"

Chinese

去年元夜时,花市灯如昼。月上柳梢头,人约黄昏后。 / 今年元夜时,月与灯依旧。不见去年人,泪湿春衫袖。

English Translation

On last year’s First Full Moon
lanterns lit the flower-market bright as day.
When the moon reached the willow’s top,
just past twilight, I met my love.

On this year’s First Full Moon
both moon and lanterns are the same,
but last year’s love is nowhere seen.
Tears soak my spring gown’s sleeves.

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