Du Mu: Pity It Abides Not! ~ 《惜春》 杜牧 with English Translations

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《惜春》 杜牧


Pity It Abides Not!
Du Mu

Spring is on the decline. That spells the end of the year; the remaining days do not count.
I raise my cup to the flowers that are loath to go; even the wine tastes of winter. Distressing the thought: after the parting cup, the broom.
Thus life flows away. If there be anyone to stay its course, tell me who.

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