Mountain Pass Farewell


 
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Brushwood gatherer pointing way to Wang Wei's Wangchuan

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王維







Mountain Pass Farewell
        Wang Wei 701-761�

Here on this mountain we part...
        nevermind,�
At day's end the brushwood gate�...
        is closed.�
Spring grass will be green again...
        next year,�
But, will you return then......
        or not?
 
Shānzhōng Sòngbié
Shānzhōng xiāngsòng bà,
Rì mù yǎn cháifēi.
Chūn cǎo míngnián lǜ,
Wángsūn guī bù guī.

 
Translator: Dongbo 東波

Notes:
We are guessing that the mountains referred to in this poem are
the Zhongnanshan, 中南山, south of Xian, where Wang Wei had his
country retreat by the Wang River.

 
 
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