Facing Snow in Early Spring: To Former Palace Censor Yuan by Wei Ying-wu

I swept the snow from my secluled path
living retired I look for old friends
I still have some solstice wine left
and plum blossoms are early this spring
how long shall we wander outside the east wall
and which day along that winding stream
take some time off and spend it on pleasure
don’t wait until you’re wearing new robes

translated by Red Pine

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