Chinese Poems with English Translation


             Seeing a Friend Off 

    Green mountains range beyond the northen wall.
    White water rushes round the eastern town.
    Right here is where, alone and restless, he
    Begins a journey of a thousand miles.

    While travelers' intents are fleeting clouds,
    A friend's affection is a setting sun.
    He waves good-bye, and as he goes from here,
    His dappled horse lets out a lonely neigh.

		By Li Bai   Tr. Stephen Carlson