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王維 辛夷塢 translation: Magnolia Wall, by Wang Wei (輞川集)

This is a very rough translation and annotation of the poem 辛夷塢 (Xīnyí Wù), ‘Magnolia Wall’, by the Tang Dynasty Chinese poet 王維 (Wáng Wéi).

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magnolia tree

辛夷塢 Xīnyí Wù [magnolia][] [low wall] Magnolia Wall

木末芙蓉花, Mù mò fúróng huā, [tree] [end] [lotus][] [flower] On the end of a branch, lotus flowers -

山中發紅萼。 shānzhōng fā hóng è. [mountain] [in] [emit] [red] [stem] in the mountain, red stems.

澗戶寂無人, Jiàn hù jì wú rén, [mountain stream] [gate] [quiet] [not have] [person] A house by a mountain stream - silent, no one present;

紛紛開且落。 fēnfēn kāi qiě luò. [scattered] [scattered] [open] [and] [fall] scattered, scattered, opening and falling.

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