Lu You: New Bamboos ~ 《东游新竹》 陆游 with English Translations


《东游新竹》 陆游


New Bamboos
Lu You

Erect hedge and implant fence to shield and sustain these new bamboos,
They are meticulously cultivated and their dark green color is reflected in ripples.
The blowing of the cool breeze tells the early coming of autumn,
And I am not aware of the blazing sun in the sky at such high noon.
I hear the rustling sound when the sheath is shedding from the sprouts,
And see the dense fluttering shadows of these newly grown young bamboos.
Once I retire from my position, here will be the place to which I often come,
And carry with me along a pillow and a mat that are made of bamboo.

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