023 綦毋潛 – 春泛若耶溪
023 QIWU Qian – Boating in Spring in the Ruoye Creek
英文翻譯 / English Translation﹕
Here secluded tranquillity has no bounds,
Along the creek on a boat I am hoping to row as I please.
The evening breeze helps launch my boat,
At the end of this flower-decorated path I slide my boat into the creek.
Night falls and a turn to the west takes me into a ravine,
Over the mountains in the south the Little Dipper beams.
Over a deep pond hovers a haze thick and dense,
The moon sets low behind the woods in the gleam.
I reflect on how unpredictable life is on earth,
I'd rather be an angling old man who is at peace and at ease.