Wang Wei: Farewell ~ 《送别》 王维 with English Translations

小编导读:《送别》是唐代诗人王维创作的一首五言古诗。这是首送友人归隐的诗,采用问答的方式从友人口中说出归隐的原因,也表现了诗人复杂的思想感情。诗人对友人关切爱护,既劝慰友人又对友人的归隐生活流露出羡慕之情,说明诗人对自己的现实也不很满意。全诗语言看似平淡无奇,但最后两句却顿增诗意,可谓词浅情深,蕴含着不尽的意味。

《送别》 王维

下马饮君酒,问君何所之?
君言不得意,归卧南山陲。
但去莫复问,白云无尽时。

Farewell

Dismounting, I asked you to have a draught,
“And where to, my friend?” I inquired.
“My hopes are shattered,” you bitterly laughed,
“To the southern hills. I’m retired.”
“Then go ahead, say no more, my dear.
The fleecy clouds have endless cheer.”

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