Xingxu Ma – In the mirror (镜中)

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Xingxu Ma – Máster in International Development. School of Global and Public Affairs.

Reading:
In the mirror (镜中) by Zhang Zao (张枣), 1984.

 

Merely looking back on life there are regrets
And plum blossoms would be snowing down
Such as watching her swim to the other side of the river
Such as climbing a pine wood ladder
Danger can indeed strike you as beauty
Not though as watching her return from a horse ride
With fiery cheeks
Bashful. Bowing her head, responding to the emperor
A mirror is since long set up for her
Let her then sit in the mirror, where she uses to sit
Looking out of the window, merely to remember life and regret
Plum blossoms snowing down covering all of South Mountain

只要想起一生中后悔的事

梅花便落了下来

比如看她游泳到河的另一岸

比如登上一株松木梯子

危险的事固然美丽

不如看她骑马归来

面颊温暖

羞涩。低下头,回答着皇帝

一面镜子永远等候她

让她坐到镜中常坐的地方

望着窗外,只要想起一生中后悔的事

梅花便落满了南山

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