028 韋應物 – 初發揚子寄元大校書
028 WEI Yingwu – A Letter to Secretary Yuan After Setting Sail on the Yangtze
英文翻譯 / English Translation﹕
Parting with beloved kins and confidants is saddening and sorrowful,
There sail ferry boats venturing in a heavy haze.
Your boat sails forth carrying those Luoyang bound,
Faint evening toll that I hear must be from the bells in the woods of the Guangling Plains.
Today we bid each other farewell,
Where and when would we reunite again?
Life is much like boats in waves,
How could anyone in steams and whirls steer and hold a level plane?