»  Lynette Rose Derbyshire's "The Season Turns"


The Season Turns

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:

    The Season Turns

Leaves green; leaves brown; now again comes fall.
Sun rises; sun sets; far waters reflect it all.
Flowers die; leaves drop; too fast the year takes wing.
I look past winter's end to lasting spring!