Monday, April 13, 2015

SAM HAMILL FROM THE CHINESE ~










Crossing the Yellow River




A little boat on the great river 

whose waves reach the end of the sky —



suddenly a great city, ten thousand

houses dividing sky from wave.



Between the towns there are

hemp and mulberry trees in the wilds.



Look back on the old country:

wide waters; clouds; and raising mist.



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Wang Wei
translated by Sam Hamill 
Tiger Bark Press
2013


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