New Year’s Day by Wang An Shi (1021 – 1086)


The sound of fire crackers ends another year

A spring breeze is warming the tusu wine

A brilliant sun is brightening every home and

New peach-wood icons are supplanting old ones


Translated by Mary Tang 鄧許文蘭 (c)2018


The first sun of the first moon in The Year of the Dog: 16/2/2018

Happy New Year!

About Mary Tang

An urban orchardist everyday, a volunteer regularly, a poet sometimes and a blogger since March 2015. I travel when I can. Food is a constant.
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10 Responses to New Year’s Day by Wang An Shi (1021 – 1086)

  1. Happy New Year Mary. X

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  2. taphian says:

    Happy New Year to you, dear Mary. May you be happy and healthy. Best wishes Mitza

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  3. I hope this New Year is a great one for you, your garden, and your creative endeavors. 萬事如意!

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  4. Donnalee says:

    Hppy New Year to you too. Thank you for translating the lovely poem.

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