Middle Years by Wang An-shih

Middle years devoted to the nation, I lived a fleeting dream,
and home again in old age, I wander borderland wilderness.

Looking south to green mountains, it’s clear I’m not so alone
here; on spring lakes, they crowd my little-boat life all adrift.

translated by David Hinton

4 thoughts on “Middle Years by Wang An-shih

    • I’m glad you like it. There are so many gems in his books of translations. I find a great sense of peace reading these ancients which seems to elude me in the 21st Century.

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