Delicate yellow is imprinted on silk in vivid brightness,
Bearing snow, freezing in mist, mixed with jade dust.
Joyously echoing with the east wind of the first pentad,
[They] greet the splendour of spring in the Imperial Garden.
The first pentad of Spring Commences: winter jasmine
[As] new grace comes in tune with the pipe, flowers bud in profusion;
In chilly air, [their] fragrance diffuses in the wreath of emerald leaves.
In the small garden, spring scenery lavishly unrolls itself;
Against purple clouds, dancing rain rinses [their] silhouette fresh.
The second pentad of Spring Commences: cherry
 Red characters rhyme.  In traditional Chinese musicology, the bamboo pipes that determine pitches correspond to the solar terms and seasons. The term rulü 入律 (in tune with the pitch-pipe) thus implies the advent of a new solar term.
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