Tuesday, March 18, 2014
"wang wei's 'bird call valley'"
'bird call valley'
A man at ease: flowers fall.
The night is tranquil, spring mountain empty.
Moonrise startles mountain birds
sometimes heard within the valley.
Mairi Graham-Shaw, after Wang Wei
translation © 2013
Image from Wiki Commons: ink on silk, attributed to Xia Gui, 13th century "Rapids in a Mountain Valley"