Danh mục thơ Hồ Xuân Hương : - Chùa xưa

Title: - Old Pagoda

Master and servant amble pagoda paths,
Poem bag almost full, wine flask almost empty
Pond fish, hearing prayers, flutter their gills
Hillside birds, hearing chants, bob their necks
Crowds gather at this door of compassion
placing incense sticks on smoking altars
Buđha asks so little of his monks
Blessed they gather many friends
Notes:The second line echoes the proverb “Belly full of wine; head full of poems.” “Many friends” in the last line has a hint of licentious sarcasm.