Spring Fever

The weather has been sunny for a few days now, yet we also broke a record this week–93 consecutive days below 40 degrees.  Tomorrow is supposed to finally be above 40, lucky for us. It has been a long winter.

Here is a springtime poem. It’s in Chinese, with the English translation. Jiawen wrote it in Chinese for me. She said it’s one of those poems that young children in China learn. I think it’s beautiful — in Chinese and English.

Chinese Poem

I awaken light-hearted this morning of spring,

Everywhere round me the singing of birds—

But now I remember the night, the storm,

And I wonder how many blossoms were broken.

~Meng Haoran