Home is near the Mengjin River,
its door opens to Mengjin Ferry.
Might he have sent home a letter,
on one of these boats from the south?
You’re from my old village,
so you should know its news.
Could plum blossoms be seen out
carved windows when you came?
I’ve seen the plum trees blossom,
and heard the songs birds sing.
My sad heart is like spring grass,
whose growth towards the steps I fear.