Friday, December 4, 2015

river snow

river snow

on a thousand mountains no birds take flight
on ten thousand paths men’s footprints erased
a single boat: old man in raincoat, hat
alone, chilled, fishing in this river snow

Jack Hayes © 2015
based on Liu Zongyuan’s
jiāng xuě

Image links to its source in Wiki Commons:
“Fishing on a Snowy River”: Xu Daoning, 11th century, Song Dynasty, ink and light color on silk hanging scroll
Public domain

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