"The Mujin Flowers Blossom on the Rolling Graves"
Random Poetry List XXXVIII
The Mujin flowers blossom on the rolling graves,
these hills are lovely, and luminous.
The radiant sun goes down into the trees
as one by one, the flowers fall.
Outside my window a cricket is singing,
transient thing in the thorn.
Mayflies play for their three days,
their wings are as slender and pretty as feathers.
Who are their costumes designed for?
To decorate their little moment.
The life of Man is also brief.
Our hearts know it. We should
try our best to live.
Juan Chi (Chinese, AD 210-263)
tr. Graham Hartill and Wu Fusheng
Originally e-mailed on Sunday, May 17, 1998 @ 9:22 AM.
Lane Core Jr. CIW P Tue. 05/17/05 08:05:47 PM
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