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"

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