|作者：nunia 在 寒山小径 发贴, 来自 http://www.hjclub.org
A comparative reading:
Ume blossoms fight snow while delaying falling to wait for spring.
To judge which side wins, the poet takes a break from writing.
Ume blossoms are 30 percent less white than snow
But snow loses for lacking the fragrance ume blossoms are emitting.
My own rendition:
Ume blossoms on snow covered branches
yearn to be favored by the coming and going season
Idling poets put away their pens
meditating on the life and death of winter blossoms
Ume ought not to subject itself to harsh winter snow
Yet snow is totally crushed by Ume's fleeting scent.
作者：nunia 在 寒山小径 发贴, 来自 http://www.hjclub.org