I watch the limitless distance of autumn,
the far-off dark rising up in layers
where icy waters merge with the frozen sky
and the city is blurred with mist.
Last leaves are torn into flight by winds,
and sunless, distant peaks fade fast.
A lone crane flops home at dusk.
The trees are full of crows.
translated by Sam Hamill
4 thoughts on “Watching the Distances by Tu Fu”
…and I feel cold
I can understand that.
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Thank you for those kind words.