Farewell To A Friend
Blue mountains to the north of the walls,
White river winding about them;
Here we must make separation
And go out through a thousand miles of dead grass.
Mind like a floating wide cloud,
Sunset like the parting of old acquaintances
Who bow over their clasped hands at a distance.
Our horses neigh to each others
as we are departing.
A poem by 李白 Li Bai, a.k.a. Li Po (701-762, 唐), written in the regulated verse (律詩) style. DMan's writeup contains Ezra Pound's English translation. The Chinese original appears above.
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