山楂树 / Hawthorn Tree

Chinese

最美的是花。粉红色。 / 但如果没有低垂的叶簇
它隐藏在荫凉的影子深处 / 一道暮色里的山谷;
如果没有树枝,浅褐的皮肤 / 像渴望抓紧泥土;
没有风在它少年碧绿的冲动中 / 被月光的磁铁吸引;
没有走到树下突然停住的人 / 他们燃烧在一起的嘴唇 ——

English

Loveliest is the flower. Pink.
If there isn’t a flock of leaves bowing low

hiding deep in its bosky shadow
a canyon at dusk;

no branches, their light brown skin
grabbing mud like desire;

no wind in its green impulses of youth
drawn to moonlight like magnet;

no one walking to a halt under the tree,
their lips burn together —

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