Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Meng Wall Gap

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
© 2017
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.

Public domain

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