Wednesday, December 9, 2015

in the bamboo lodge

in the bamboo lodge

alone, sitting in this dark bamboo grove,
I pluck the qin, whistle long & shrill
in this deep forest unnoticed by any
the bright moon comes to share illumination

Jack Hayes
© 2015
based on Wang Wei:
zhú lǐ guǎn

Image links to its source on Wiki Commons
Bamboo: Xu Wei, c. 1540-1590, ink on paper
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