Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Li Bai (699-762)
A Farewell Song of White Clouds
The white clouds float over the mountains of Chu--
As over the Mountains of Qin.
Everywhere the white clouds will follow you on.
They will follow you on everywhere--
With you they will enter the Chu mountains,
And cross the waters of the Xiang.
Yonder across the waters of the Xiang,
There is a cloak of ivy to wear,
And you may lie in a bed of white clouds.
Go swiftly home, O my friend!