Written by Xi Murong
Translated by He Yan
Like the clear distant sound of a bamboo flute,
The song of my hometown often rings on a moonlit night.
Like waving goodbye in fog,
The face of my hometown has a vague wistful look.
Since I left,
Nostalgia has grown like a tree without annual rings
That will never wither.
Xi Murong (born 1943) is a Chinese writer and painter, she is known for her poetry.
He Yan is an associate professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Courtesy Confucius Institute, University of the West Indies, Mona