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    [post_content] => Blanched red flowers
cling to a budding tree
and when the swallow takes flight
he circles the water and houses.
The pollen begins to scatter in the breeze –
headed for the green horizon
of endless vegetation.

Inside the garden walls is a swing
and outside is a road.
Outside the garden are passing strangers
and inside is laughter, but eventually
this laughter fades:
the blissful have been disrupted
by the indifferent.
    [post_title] => The Butterfly’s Love of Flowers
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Translator’s note: The Chinese original was written by the Song dynasty Taoist poet, Su Shi who lived about 1,000 years ago. The poem is basically about the arrival of spring, so I tried to maintain the “awakening” feel that is so predominant in the first stanza. The second stanza has more of a reflective, empty, melancholy mood and I tried to maintain that too.
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The Butterfly’s Love of Flowers

Saga Ringmar

Blanched red flowers
cling to a budding tree
and when the swallow takes flight
he circles the water and houses.
The pollen begins to scatter in the breeze –
headed for the green horizon
of endless vegetation.

Inside the garden walls is a swing
and outside is a road.
Outside the garden are passing strangers
and inside is laughter, but eventually
this laughter fades:
the blissful have been disrupted
by the indifferent.