015 王維 – 青谿
015 WANG Wei – A Green Creek
英文翻譯 / English Translation﹕
They say the way to the Yellow Flower River
Is by way of the waters of the Green Creek anywise;
This waterway meanders the mountains taking thousands and thousands of turns,
Though such winding in length is not quite a hundred miles.
When on board boats you hear uproar of waters against gravels and pebbles,
In contrast is the stillness of pine woods alongside.
Waters ripple revealing water chestnuts and water verdure,
The reflection of reeds is clear in the water so bright.
These days my mind is at leisure,
Here in the Green Creek I take generous delight.
Why don't I on this boulder repose,
And enjoy angling for the rest of my life.