The Girl I Met Yesterday
Zhang, Xian 1 (990-1078 CE)
A pair of butterflies was embroidered on her thin silk skirt. I met her for
the first time at the banquet near East Pond. Even without heavy makeup, she was
like a serene flower dispersing a light fragrance of Spring. At a closer look, I
discovered that everything about her was beautiful. Everyone said that her waist
curves like a willow tree 2. When she came, her walk was like the
graceful dance of a mountain goddess; her clothes drifted like sunset clouds.
Zi-ye was Xian Zhang's alternate first name. He was a native of Hu-zhou
City. He passed the Advanced Exam in 1030 CE. He was once the Mayor of Wu-jiang-xian
City. When Shu Yan governed the capital, he recruited Xian Zhang as his
assistant. At the peak of Xian Zhang’s career, he was a senior secretary of the
Board of Impeachment.
Her waist was as tender and flexible as a willow tree.