Wang Wei: Retiring to Mount Songshan ~ 《归嵩山作》 王维 with English Translations


《归嵩山作》 王维


Retiring to Mount Songshan

The limpid stream is lined with green on green,
Both horse and carriage move at a leisurely pace.
The waters seem to flow at their own sweet will,
The birds at dusk all flock to their resting place.
An abandoned ferry, a ruined town: what a scene!
The sunset glow sets autumn hills ablaze.
Away at the foot of Songshan, quiet and still,
I will retire behind closed doors—there’s my space!

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