Danh mục thơ Hồ Xuân Hương : - Vịnh chùa Trấn Quốc
|Title:||- Trấn Quốc Temple|
|Content:||Weeds sprout outside the royal chapel.|
I ache thinking of this country's past.
No incense swirls the Lotus Seat
Curling across the king’s robes
Rising and falling wave upon wavẹ
A bell tolls. The past fades further.
Old heroes, old deeds, where are theỷ
One sees only this flock of shaved heads.
|Notes:||Trấn Quốc temple is 1400 years old and the oldest temple in Hà Nội. It commemorates a time of heroic struggles to drive out the Chinese and establish Vietnam as an independent nation. Early field marshals and kings were so venerated that they became saints, or thánh, in popular belief. By contrast, Hồ Xuân Hương’s time was marked by fratricidal clan wars, corruption, and religious hypocrisy.|