Centennial Elegant Happiness
Your daughter Yingying
hung a lavender jade, your memento
on my neck in front of chest,
your figure immediately
appears in my heart.
On the front of the jade
was carved with “carp jumping over the successful gate”
while I have been guarding the narrow gate of poetry.
On the back of the jade
was carved with “blooming flowers summoning wealth”
while I have been striving for the return of beauty.
In commemoration of the centennial anniversary of
poetess Chen Hsiu-si, this jade becomes
a sign that I am blessed with
an elegant happiness.