How deep is the far-reaching yard? The dense poplar and willow trees as well
as the mist build countless curtain screens in between. As I ride on a horse
with a jade bridle and an engraved saddle, I cannot see prosperous Zhang-tai
1 Road due to tall towers. At the end of March, wind and rain are
ferocious. Even if we shut the door at sunset, we have no way to hold onto
Spring. I tearfully question the flowers, but they do not reply. Instead, they
dance with the wind, jump over the swing, and fly away.
Yao-zuo Xu of the Tang dynasty wrote a book titled The Geisha Girls of
Zhang-tai. Consequently, later generations considered Zhang-tai an area
where geisha girls lived.