|When spring comes, I always get up early,|
what goes on in my seclusion really engages me.
|I heap rocks to keep the bank from collapsing,|
and clear the grove to bring out the far mountains.
|One hill hides fine twists and turns,|
with slow steps I sometimes climb my way up.
|My servant boy comes from the city market,|
back after having gotten ale in a jug.
1. 春来：when spring comes. I wouldn’t have read the Chinese with the concept of tense.
2. 幽事: what goes on in my seclusion.
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