How can we ever lose interest in life?
Spring has come again
And cherry trees bloom in the mountains.
I came to this village to see the peach blossoms
but spent the day instead
Looking at the flowers along the river bank.
The willows are in full bloom!
I want to pile up the blossoms
Like mountain snow.
Beneath the willows, singing and laughing
with my friends; this fine spring day
Is truly full of joy.
In the pond near my hut
the lotus flowers, covered with dew,
Bloom in a row.
The wind has brought
enough fallen leaves
To make a fire.