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An Untitled Poem About Tea

The gaiwan’s heat reminds an old tea leaf

of its time under the golden sun.

The once dead leaf awakens to reveal its true fragrance

Tell me, how will this rebirth occur if the tea is crushed and bagged?

盖碗的温度让古老的茶叶

回忆起来了它当年在烈日下的日子

沉睡多年的它苏醒过来,释放出本来的香气

告诉我,如果茶叶被挤压到茶包里,这种重生如何发生?

Translated into Chinese by Patricia Li 李艺哲.