Replying to a Poem by Prime Minister Lu of Chinling by Tu Shen-yen

Only an impotent official
is truly surprised when things become new
red clouds giving birth to the ocean dawn
plums and willows ferrying spring across the river
clear skies inciting yellow birds
sunshine turning duckweed green
suddenly hearing a familiar tune
I think of home and dry my eyes

translated by Red Pine

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