Partridges in the Sky
Written on the Wall of a Wine Shop
Spring comes to the plain with shepherd’s purse in flower,
A flock of crows fly down on new-tilled fields after shower.
What could an old man with young heart do on days fine?
At dusk he drinks on credit in the shop of wine.
People with ease
Do what they please.
West of the cattle pen there’re hemps and mulberries.
Why should the newly-wed in black skirt and white coat run
To see her parents before cocoons are spun?
The poet describes the leisurely rural life to reveal his grief. The last two lines make fun of a newly-wed who hastens to go back before she starts to spin silk.