»  Lynette Rose Derbyshire's "Savoring Autumn"

 

Savoring Autumn

by Lynette Rose Derbyshire

 

•  Background

A poem by Mrs. Derbyshire.

A dear old friend from her college days in China came to visit us, particularly to see the autumn colors on Long Island. That was the inspiration for the poem.

At the poet's request I have used the modern simplified characters (简体字) instead of the traditional ones (繁體字) used elsewhere in these readings.

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•  Text of the poem


    赏秋

        齐红玫

周末携友赏秋叶
斜阳灿灿驱风寒
彩叶斑斓赛锦缎
悅目赏心不绝赞

My translation:

    Savoring Autumn

At week's end I take a guest to view the autumn leaves.
The wind's chill is banished by a low sun's glare.
Such colors! Can a fine embroidered tapestry compare?
Eyes gladdened, hearts delighted, entranced we stare.