Luo Zhihai

Gold Star - 256,236 Points (In 1954 December / Haifeng / Shanwei / Guangdong / China)

Sucrose - Poem by Luo Zhihai

(Two Pairs of Couplets●Seven Words of Quatrain)

Long pavilion borrows rain to shed parting tears
Art and literary circles obtain spring to bloom hundred flowers
Magpie doesn't know sorrow's flavour
Sucrose doesn't understand career of bitter

On June 7,2017, by Luo Zhihai, Poetry and Translation

◆ Chinese Text


蔗糖不懂 苦生涯

Topic(s) of this poem: bird, flower, rain, sorrow, spring

Comments about Sucrose by Luo Zhihai

  • Jefferson CarterJefferson Carter (6/6/2017 8:09:00 PM)

    Luo, how does this work?

    Long pavilion sheds rain like parting tears
    Literary circles praise spring, the blooming of a hundred flowers
    Magpie doesn't know sorrow's flavor
    Sucrose doesn't understand a bitter career

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  • Jefferson CarterJefferson Carter (6/6/2017 8:04:00 PM)

    Luo, this is intriguing. The English translation doesn't make as much sense as it should. Do you know any EFL poets who could help you? I might play around with it and see if i can come up with a GOOD poem in English, which is the point of translation, right?

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    Tell me how you like it. Thanks! Yrs, JC

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