another of Mary Tang’s translations on Life is But This
A Song Dynasty poem by Huang Ting Jian (1045-1105), an artist, a calligrapher and a poet.
In the Shade of Spring by Huang Ting Jian
Bamboos are shooting horns of new born calves
Budding ferns are clenching their baby fists
If you should find wild greens for a spring meal
It must be February in the south of Yangtze
(c) Mary Tang 鄧許文蘭 2017