Spring water full spring pool



My translation(4 years before Google "translate" were published):

5-words Chinese style Version disregarding English grammar

Spring water full spring pool, 
Spring time spring grass grows, 
Spring person drinking spring liquor, 
Spring bird chirping spring garrulous.

Version with English grammar:

Spring water fully fills the spring pool,
In spring time spring grass grows, 
A spring person is drinking spring liquor,
Spring bird is chirping spring garrulous.

About this poem

This poem was published in "Beijing Youth" and was found on Tang Dynasty porcelain unearthed in Wangcheng County, a suburb of Changsha in the mid-1980s. The original text is: 春水春池满, 春� 春草生, 春人饮春酒, 春鸟弄春声 。 Google "translate "   as: Spring water and spring ponds are full, spring grass grows in spring, spring people drink spring wine, and spring birds make spring sounds. 此诗发表于《北京青年》,是80年代中期在长沙郊区望城县出土的唐朝瓷器上发现的,原文是: 春水春池满,春� 春草生,春人饮春酒,春鸟弄春声。

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Written on December 30, 2018

Submitted by laurence_c on February 26, 2024

Modified by laurence_c on February 28, 2024

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Quick analysis:

Scheme X A BCAD A BCAD
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 486
Words 81
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 1, 1, 4, 1, 4

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