While Still Young

The spring not yet old, with gentle wind and dainty willows

On the Sublime Pavilion I gaze afar, beyond a moat half brimmed, is a town in full bloom

Misty rain drapes over the hues, where every light dims

After the Cold Food Fest in early April, I wake up feeling drunk

No sense indulging in nostalgia for old dreams

Let me ignite a new fire for fresh tea

You must try some new brew, while you’re still young

~ Translated by Dot, from Su Shi’s “Gazing South – On the Sublime Pavilion,” written in the Song dynasty


~ 蘇軾 (宋代) <<望江南 超然台作>>