I see a sail in the far sky
上海乌托邦 / 2018年9月26日

Meng Haoran MEMORIES IN EARLY WINTER South go the wildgesse, for leaves are now falling, And the water is cold with a wind from the north. I remember my home; but the Xiang River’s curves Are walled by the clouds of this southern country. I go forward. I weep till my tears are spent. I see a sail in the far sky. Where is the ferry? Will somebody tell me? It’s growing rough. It’s growing dark. Liu Changqing CLIMBING IN AUTUMN FOR A VIEW FROM THE TEMPLE ON THE TERRACE OF GENERAL WU So autumn breaks my homesick heart…. Few pilgrims venture climbing to a temple so wild, Up from the lake, in the mountain clouds. …Sunset clings in the old defences, A stone gong shivers through the empty woods. …Of the Southern Dynasty, what remains? Nothing but the great River. Liu Chanqing A FAREWELL TO GOVERNOR LI ON HIS WAY HOME TO HANYANG Sad wanderer, once you conquered the South, Commanding a hundred thousand men; Today, dismissed and dispossessed, In your old age you remember glory. Once, when you stood, three borders were still; Your dagger was the scale of life. Now, watching the great rivers, the Jiang and…

And I choose to put away from me every worldly matter
上海乌托邦 / 2018年9月23日

Qiwu Qian A BOAT IN SPRING ON RUOYA LAKE Thoughtful elation has no end: Onward I bear it to whatever come. And my boat and I, before the evening breeze Passing flowers, entering the lake, Turn at nightfall toward the western valley, Where I watch the south star over the mountain And a mist that rises, hovering soft, And the low moon slanting through the trees; And I choose to put away from me every worldly matter And only to be an old man with a fishing-pole. Chang Jian AT WANG CHANGLIN’ S RETREAT   Here, beside a clear deep lake, You live accompanied by clouds; Or soft through the pine the moon arrives To be your own pure-hearted friend. You rest under thatch in the shadow of your flowers, Your dewy herbs flourish in their bed of moss. Let me leave the world. Let me alight, like you, On your western mountain with phoenixes and cranes. Cen Can ASCENDING THE PAGODA AT THE TEMPLE OF KIND FAVOUR WITH GAO SHI AND XUE JU   The pagoda, rising abruptly from earth, Reaches to the very Palace of Heaven…. Climbing, we seem to have left the world behind us, With the…