Returning Home to Yixing, Inscribed on Zhuxi Temple, Three Quatrains, No. 3


 
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Returning Home to Yixing, Inscribed on Zhuxi Temple, Three Quatrains, No. 3
Su Shi 1036-1101

Already I feel this life
        is free of all concerns,
This year again the harvest
        will be abundant.
Returning from the mountains temple,
        I hear joyful words,
Wildflowers and singing brids
        are cheerful, too.
 
Guī Yíxīng Liú Tí Zhúxī Sì Sān Shǒu, Qí Sān
Sū Shì 1036-1101

Cǐ shēng yǐ jué dōu wú shì,
Jīn suì réng féng dà yǒu nián.
Shān sì guī lái wén hǎo yǔ,
Yě huā tí niǎo yì xīn rán.
 
Translator: Ron Egan 艾朗諾

Notes:
From Ron Egan's definitive book on Su Shi (Su Dongpo), Word Image and Deed In The Life Of Su Shi, Harvard University Press. Used with permission. Professor Egan teaches at the University of California, Santa Barbara, California.

 
 
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