Su Shi: A Stroll after the Rain (I) ~ 《雨晴后,步至四望亭下鱼池上,遂自乾明寺前东冈上归·其一》 苏轼 with English Translations


《雨晴后,步至四望亭下鱼池上,遂自乾明寺前东冈上归·其一》 苏轼


A Stroll after the Rain (I)
Su Shi

After the rain I stroll to the fish-pond below Four-view Pavilion, returning by way of the east hill in front of Qianming Monastery.
The duckweed, parted by rain, closes ranks again,
Frogs are croaking on every side;
The crab-apple blossom has vanished like a dream,
And the new plums are nearly ripe enough to taste.
At leisure I carry herbs slung from my cane
Past the swig, now deserted,
Where tireless peonies alone
Are the rearguard of the spring.

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