Free Chinese Lesson - Chinese Poetry: Spring Scenery

宋祁的 《玉楼春·风前欲劝春光住》

Song Qi's "Jade Tower Spring: Coaxing the Spring Scenery to Stay"
At the eastern city the scenery gradually turns fair,
Clusters of mulberry trees welcome guests to their chair.
Green willows appears out of the mist as dawn's chill wane,
Red apricot twigs noisily heralds spring's reign.
The wanderer laments that life's joys are fleeting,
What he would give to have a maiden smile in greeting?
For you, I raise my wine cup to coax the fleeing sunlight,
To keep shining on the flowers until late night!