another translation from the Chinese by Mary Tang on her blog Life is But This
This is the second poem with the same title by the Tang Dynasty poet, He Zhi Zhang (659-744). I posted the translation of the first one two years ago. Please click the link (in blue) to read that post.
Occasional Poem on Returning Home (2/2) by He Zhi Zhang
It has been many years since I left home
Everything seems frayed and faded now
But the water in the mirror lake outside our house
Remains unmoved as always by the spring breeze
(c) Mary Tang 鄧許文蘭 2017