»  Lynette Rose Derbyshire's "Dog-Walking in the Snow"


Dog-Walking in the Snow

by Lynette Rose Derbyshire


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A poem by Mrs. Derbyshire.

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


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My translation:

    Dog-Walking in the Snow

Dog and I meet flakes all crystalline —
A fairy landscape clothed in argentine.
In front the unmarked snow, a sheet of white;
Behind, two lines of footsteps, his and mine.