Du Mu: The Ghost of a Garden ~ 《金谷园》 杜牧 with English Translations

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《金谷园》 杜牧


The Ghost of a Garden
Du Mu

The pomp, the pageant, the profusion—all gone with the dust of the princely prodigal. Yet the grass grows green and the stream flows unruffled. Only in the gloaming, when the birds pour forth their doleful music, is Nature reminded of Beauty’s tragic end. Then the east wind sighs, and fated flowers flutter and fall.

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