Meng Wall Gap
a new house by the Meng Wall gate;
of the ancient trees, fading willows remain—
who will live here in later days?
his grief will be vain for him who came before
Translation by Jack Hayes
based on Wang Wei: 孟城坳
mèng chéng ào
Image links to its source on Wiki Commons:
“Sitting Alone by a Stream”: Fan Kuan. 11th century; hanging scroll - light color on silk.