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    Cheering Up

    After Reading Young And Carefree
    by Professor Yu Lan

    by Xiaoman

    As long as your heart is bright and sunny,
    no matter how hard rain day after day will fall.
    When young who wouldn't be carefree?
    But your sun is still at the midday after all.
    There is no need to watch the ocean and heave sighs,
    There must be someone around worth treasuring.
    Take a close look at the flowering shrubs bright,
    There must be a flower for you waiting.
    Don't you see that after the sun sets the moon will rise?
    And look back on the spring mountain, the green seems so nice!

    The Rhyming scheme: ababcdcdee

    March 25, 2019

    The flower line, in Chinese people call girls who are still single FLOWERS. I wrote this in Chinese in an ancient style then translated into English.

    (The mood in professor Yu’s poem sounded down, so I wrote this to cheer him up. Thank you very much for your clicks and critiques!) Yu Lan , a poet, translator, university professor from the United States.
    Last edited by xiaoman; March 26th, 2019 at 07:36 PM.
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    hello Xi - it's all in the translation, I think.

    it comes out as innocent, charming and rather delightful.

    and so refreshingly literal.........



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