Li Shangyin, 李商隱 (between 810 and 813- between 856 and 858), was a Chinese writer of Tang dynasty, born in Huizhou (?), in Hunan province.
- FALLING PETALS
- Gone is the guest from the Chamber of Rank,
- And petals, confused in my little garden,
- Zigzagging down my crooked path,
- Escort like dancers the setting sun.
- Oh, how can I bear to sweep them away?
- To a sad-eyed watcher they never return.
- Heart's fragrance is spent with the ending of spring
- And nothing left but a tear-stained robe.
- Tr. Witter Bynner, cf.