Translation by C. H. Kwock & G. G. Gach
I watch on the mountain ’til you disappear,
then close my wooden door Night draws near
The grass will be green in spring next year Yes, but when
shall I ever see my dear friend coming this way again?
Wang Wei is one of the sublime heart-minds of the T’ang dynasty. Gary Gach (http://word.to) hosts Mindfulness Fellowship weekly in San Francisco. C. H. Kwock is co-translator of Old Friend From Far Away—150 Poems from the Great Dynasties.
From the Spring 2015 issue of Inquiring Mind (Vol. 31, No. 2)
© 2015 Gary Gach & C.H. Kwock