Lamplight flickered behind the curtain

Lamplight flickered behind the curtain
簾烘欲過難

He stood outside with his suitcase for a long time, afraid to let her see him
樓響將登怯

afraid to imagine the cessation of his loneliness, afraid of the future and also the past
多羞釵上燕
真愧鏡中鸞

Is it an accident that Wen the Dreamer hovers before the home of Swirl like the speaker of the poem underlined by the narrator's father? No, surely not: this was meant to be.

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