Wasps

By Ho Xuan Huong 1772–1822

Translated By Marilyn Chin Read the translator's notes

Where are you wandering to, little fools
Come, big sister will teach you how to write verse
Itchy little wasps sucking rotting flowers
Horny baby lambkins butting gaps in the fence

Source: Poetry (April 2008).

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Poet Ho Xuan Huong 1772–1822

POET’S REGION Asia, East

Subjects Arts & Sciences, Poetry & Poets