Wang Bo: Pavilion of Prince Teng ~ 《滕王阁诗》 王勃 with English Translations


《滕王阁诗》 王勃


Pavilion of Prince Teng
Wang Bo

The Pavilion of Prince Teng towers high by the riverside,
But gone is the music amid tinkling jade pendants and carriage bells.
Painted pillars loom through the morning cloud from South Bay,
Pearly window curtains flutter in the evening rain from West Hills.
Only lazy clouds and shadows in the water are seen these long days,
Great changes have taken place in the years gone by.
Where is the prince who had the pavilion built here?
Beyond the balustrade silently the long river flows.

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