Monday, July 8, 2013
Hseih Ling-yun (385-433)
Written to Swap, at Tung-yang Creek
Pretty! Some mans wife, for sure,
washing those so white feet in the stream.
And the moon, bright among the clouds:
far, so far away; just out of reach.
Pretty! Hes some girls husband
Come on a white skiff adrift on the stream.
Pray, what be thy purpose here,
as the clouds slip over the moon ?