Seeing off Yuan the Second on a Mission to Anxi

Tue, Aug 16, 2022

I’ve been trying my hand at translating Tang-era poems again. This one’s by Wang Wei

Original in traditional script

Original in traditional script

And here’s my translation:

Seeing off Yuan the Second on a Mission to Anxi

The willows at the inn are fresh and green

The dust is dampened by the morning dew

I buy my friend another cup of wine

Beyond Yang Pass, good wine and friends are few

Wang Wei, 8th C


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