This is not a word-for-word translation, but rather an attempt to capture the essence of the original verse as much as possible in minimal wording.  My translation of this verse is based on my limited understanding of the Chinese language.  As I translate this song, I struggle to convey the essence of the verse:  道是無晴還有晴 

唐朝禹錫《竹枝詞》
楊柳青青江水平,聞郎江上唱歌聲。
東邊日出西邊雨,道是無晴還有晴

 

Translated by Elisa English

 

Bamboo Twig Song

 

Calming River

Greenish Willow

Sings my lover

besides the river

Shines the sun on the East.

Drizzle the rains on the West

Though, they say a gloomy day

like vague affection maybe in you?

Yet, I see the love in you anyway

on a sunny day coming through.

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