Friday, June 25, 2010

Two by Du Fu

Unworthy translations of the Master

Goose Alone

goose alone eats not
flies and calls misses flock
none remember it
in cloud vein chase lost
looks as if it sees
thinks that it can hear
mindless ducks answer
mixed up totally

Autumn Meditations (5)

Gods island palace - south side
catch dew through gold stem - high sky
west side - jade lake - falls - queen mom
east comes - mist - purple - fills pass
tail of cloud peacock - lifts gate
sun surrounds dragon scale face
cold river shocked - year's so late
how long to watch blue chains play