Farewell to Mystic Mountain
Farewell to Mystic MountainHuangfu Ran (~ 716-769)
All day the water flows until it fades, unseen,
At dusk, when grass grows deep in spring and earth recedes—
At times, it’s true, the dogs will bark and chickens squawk,
But who would pull an almond nut from berry seeds?
Springtime SunYin Qiqi (~800)
In times of doubt I sing to spring’s fresh sun
And free the knots tied up within my gut—
Your young man’s left his home and not come back
But winter’s snow will wash the willow’s smut.
Yáng Chūn Qū
Seeing Off Guo Liangfu As He Journeys East
Seeing Off Guo Liangfu As He Journeys EastLi Duan (743-782?)
I’d offer you advice but nothing comes,
Your carriage quickly heads back east to Qin;
These twilight years you drive a thousand miles—
As sun sets on ten thousand homes in spring.