Sending Yuan the Second Off To Anxi


 
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使西

王維







西

Sending Yuan the Second Off To Anxi
        Wang Wei 699-759

Dawn rain at Weicheng moistens light dust,
Willows by roadhouse sprout new green.
I urge you my friend, drink up!
West of Yang Pass you'll find no old friends.
 
Sòng Yuánèr Shǐ Ānxī
Wèichéng cháoyǔ yì qīng chén,
Kèshè qīngqīng liǔ sè xīn.
Quàn jūn gèng jǐn yībēi jiǔ,
Xī chū Yángguān wú gùrén!
 
Translator: Dong Bo東波

Notes:
Xianyang is the town about 20km west of Xian where officials parted with their friends leaving for the far west...Gasu and Xinjiang.

 
 
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