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