Driven rains cannot douse your light
Winds will only fan it brighter
Suppose you’d set off to fly away, very far
Surely beside the moon you’d be, a star!
—Li Bai, T’ang dynasty
Translated by Gary Gach
Li Bai (701 – 762), also known as Li Bo, was a prominent Chinese poet of the T’ang dynasty. Translator Gary Gach (http://word.to) hosts Mindfulness Fellowship weekly in San Francisco.
From the Spring 2015 issue of Inquiring Mind (Vol. 31, No. 2)
© 2015 Gary Gach