A Farewell To Li Tuan by Lu Lun

Leonard Durso

By my old gate, among yellow grasses,
Still we linger, sick at heart.
The way you must follow through cold clouds
Will lead you this evening into snow.
Your father died; you left home young;
Nobody knew of your misfortunes.
We cry, we say nothing. What can I wish you,
In this blowing wintry world?

translated by Witter Bynner & Kiang Kang-hu

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