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Here we are at the garden gate.
Please go in, young mistress.
Now we are inside the garden,
Look at the gallery, half of its gilding peeled off.
Young mistress, this is a goldfish pond.
Goldfish pond, around the pond side cottage, green is the moss.
Carefully steps on grass so that less mud stains new embroidered socks.
Protecting flowers from spoiling by birds, trip cords tug on tiny golden bells.
-Chun Xiang (Spring Fragrance). -Young mistress. -If we did not come here,
how shall we know spring's splendor like this.
So it is.
Most flowers already bloom in a riot of bright purple and vivid scarlet.
Yet all such splendor is abandoned to dilapidated well and crumbling walls.
How to enjoy myself for a good time in this glorious scene garden?
In whose yard where are sounds of joy and delights?
In mornings drifting clouds fly high in sky, there are west hills' rain at dusk.
Beyond green arbour, rosy clouds soar.
In breezy strands of drizzle,
the splendid boats sway in misty waves.
Separating from outside world by brocade screens, maidens are very seldom able to enjoy such vernal scenes.
Look, young mistress, there is a green hill!
All over the verdant hill,
The azaleas are in full bloom.
cuckoos waken red azaleas.
There is a Tu Mi (Briar / Rosa rubus) trellis.
Beyond the Tu Mi (Briar or Rosa rubus), wispy mist twirls.
All the flowers are blooming, but not yet the peonies.
The peony is gorgeous,
but blooms late when spring is gone. Leisurely casting a casual stare at...
Young mistress, listen to the swallows and Chinese orioles singing.
Yes, the swallows are chirping so clear across the air,
and the Chinese orioles trill warbling song.
Young mistress, young mistress,
there is yet more to see in this garden.
Why mention it?
Leave some attractions, let's come again tomorrow.
Endless scenes to see, so let it be.
Seeing all the sights of pavilions and galleries is still in vain.
Might as well go back home to while away the day.
Thanks to our Du Li-niang and Chun Xiang (Spring Fragrance).
Many thanks to Miss Shen Feng-ying and Miss Lu Jia.
They bring us an impressive experience in Kunqu (Kun musical)
beside the Wei-yuan Lake......