Plum Blossoms by Wang Mian (translation)

Mary Tang’s translation of Wang Mian on her blog Life is But This

Life is But This 命

The Mongols occupied China during the Yuan Dynasty.  The poet Wang Mian (1287 – 1359) was an artist famed for his paintings of the plum blossoms that flower against the cold, a symbol of endurance and resistance.

Plum Blossoms by Wang Mian

By March the snow is banished by the east wind

The mountains of Hunan are dripping with green

A far-flung flute is heard but no one sees it

Countless falling flowers traversing the wilds

(c) Mary Tang 鄧許文蘭 2017




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