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Book 3 Chapter 10

Origin of the Chapter's Title

The title 日日思君不见君 is the third line of the poem Song of Divination (卜算子), also known as Bo Suan Zi, River Song, and River Girl's Song, by Li Zhiyi (李之仪).


The poem is about lovesickness, missing someone and not seeing that person for a long time.


日日思君不见君 can be translated as:

  • Day and day I miss you, but you are not in view.[1]
  • I dream of you daily, seeing you not.[2]
  • Every day I think of you, though I do not see you.[3]


Context of the line in its passage:

I live by the source of the River;

you live where it reaches the sea.

I dream of you daily, seeing you not,

and the same river feeds you and me.[4]


Other translations:


I live at the source of the Yangtze,

You live at the end.

Every day I think of you, though I do not see you,

But we both drink from the same river.[5]


and


I live upstream of the Yangtze River,

You live downstream of it.

Day and day I miss you, but you are not in view,

though we drink from the same river.Chinese-Forums #14

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