Sunday, March 25

I'm already home

Wu Zhen (吳鎮, 1280–1354)


Jonathan Chaves :
West of the village, evening rays linger on red leaves
as the moon rises over yellow reeds on the sandbank.
The fisherman moves his paddle,
thinking of home-
his pole, lying in its rack, will catch no more fish today.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Red leaves west of the village reflect evening rays,
Yellow reeds on a sandy bank cast early moon shadows.
Lightly stirring his oar,
Thinking of returning home,
He puts aside his fishing pole and will catch no more.

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