Friday, November 30, 2012

Autumn Inspiration (4) By Tu Fu Translated By Red Pine

Kuming lake was the jewel of the Han
Emperor Wu's banners appear before my eyes,
The Weaving Maid weaving in vain below the moon,
the stone whale shimmering in the autumn wind
Scudding black clouds of winds wept wild rice
drifting pink power from dry lotus pods,
but sky high passes are only for birds,
Rivers and marches are a fisherman's world.

quote from a book called Qian Jia Shi (One Thousand Poets Work)

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