Tian Jing Sha
Before the court all leaves of phoenix trees had been falling,
By the riverside all lotuses are fully blooming.
Understanding poet’s inner aspiration and feeling,
Red leaves have left their twigs after frosting
And fly to me for my poem – inscription autographing.
Tune: Sunny Sand
In the courtyard the leafless plane trees loom;
By waterside all lotuses are in full bloom.
The frost-bitten maple leaf knows my heart,
Willing from its bough to part
And fly down for me to write verses on.
To the Tune of Sky-clear Sand
Fallen leaves of phoenix tree scatter in the courtyard around.
Lotus flowers are withering on the surface of the pond.
To my complete satisfaction they are after my own heart.
From the stems they part,
Flying to me and I have a poem written on the red leave to my sweetheart.