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荷花·中国

水陆草木之花,可爱者甚蕃
There are too many lovely flowers in the world
晋陶渊明独爱菊
Tao Yuanming in Jin Dynasty loved chrysanthemum only
自李唐来,世人盛爱牡丹
People have been interested in peony since Tang Dynasty.
予独爱莲之出淤泥而不染
But I do like lotus that is clean even growing in the muddy pond
濯清涟而不妖
It is so pure, delicate and bright
中通外直
The lotus is consistent, continuous and coherent deep inside
不蔓不枝
It appears to be straight, proper and honest
香远益清,
It gives a fantastically good smell and people could even sense its excellent smell far away.
亭亭净植
It has no unnecessary branches
可远观而不可亵玩焉
It can be only appreciated distantly but not touched blasphemously
予谓菊,花之隐逸者也
I am convinced that the chrysanthemum is a recluse
牡丹,花之富贵者也
while the peony is a rich
莲,花之君子者也
and the lotus is undoubtedly the sovereign
噫!菊之爱,陶后鲜有闻
We seldom find someone loves chrysanthemum like Tao
莲之爱,同予者何人
Who show the enthusiasm in the lotus in the same way as I do?
牡丹之爱,宜乎众矣
Then who likes peony? Almost everybody