Chinadaily / Editor’s note: As winter chill still lingers through early spring, longing for warm days has sprung up everywhere.
Before the flowers are in full blossom, here is a collection of ancient Chinese poems depicting the revival of life during spring, which may help usher in a season to remember.
The English translations used in this article are from Chinese translator Xu Yuanchong’s editions in 300 Tang Poems , published by China Intercontinental Press in 2012, and 300 Tang & Song Poems , published by Hebei People’s Publishing House in 2003.
[Photo/chinadaily.com.cn] 1. Spring Morning
– by Meng Haoran (689-740) of Tang Dynasty (618-907)
This spring morning in bed I’m lying,
Not to awake till the birds are crying.
After one night of wind and showers,
How many are the fallen flowers?
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