by Simon Nguyen
Two sisters, two beauties.One has white crane's grace;
The other swallow's fervor.
The younger is full of youthfulness.
Her shape's elegant, her face's comely.
When she speaks, songbirds stop and listen.
When she smiles, proud flowers turn green with envy.
Truly, there is no greater beauty.
The elder is charming and understanding.
Her shining eyes are not unlike dazzling pearls.
Her brilliant face puts even the moon to shame.
Craft, instrument, singing-she's well-versed.
Her music melts away winter snow.
Her singing inspires blossoms to bloom.
Her paintings attract birds and butterflies.
Truly, there is no greater prodigy.