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How to translate this poem into modern English?

How to translate this poem into modern English? 


Oh that with this blossoming plum-branch I could offer the song with which this morning it was quivering! 


From the length and the feeling, I doubt the original poem was Japanese (it notes Eastern poet). 

If anyone could translate into Japanese, it will be very very great! 


Thanks! 

Apr 21, 2019 3:47 AM
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This is actually already in Modern English in the technical sense of the term, but it sounds like something out of the 1600's.

A way that sounds more contemporary would be ...

"Wow... this morning I could offer a song, like the one this blossoming plum-branch is quivering with.




Oh that with this blossoming plum-branch I could offer the song with which this morning it was quivering! 


April 21, 2019
Thanks so much! 
April 21, 2019