Laolao Ting Pavilion
Li Bai

Heaven below damage heart place
Laolao see off visitor pavilion
Spring wind know parting sorrow
Not send willow twig green.
What place under heaven most hurts the heart?
Laolao Ting, for seeing visitors off.
The spring wind knows how bitter it is to part,
The willow twig will never again be green.
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Note: at this time, the breaking of a willow twig was part of formal leave-taking.
Other Chinese poems about Parting and Spring.