Wang Wei: Seeing Governor Li Off to His Post in Zizhou ~ 《送梓州李使君》 王维 with English Translations

小编导读:《送梓州李使君》是唐代诗人王维为送李使君入蜀赴任而创作的一首诗。诗人想象友人为官的梓州山林的壮丽景象以及风俗和民情,勉励友人在梓州创造业绩,超过先贤。此诗选取最能表现蜀地特色的景物,运用夸张手法加以描写,气象壮观开阔。全诗没有一般送别诗的感伤气氛,情绪积极开朗,格调高远明快,是唐诗中写送别的名篇之一。

《送梓州李使君》 王维

万壑树参天,
千山响杜鹃。
山中一夜雨,
树杪百重泉。
汉女输橦布,
巴人讼芋田。
文翁翻教授,
不敢倚先贤。

Seeing Governor Li Off to His Post in Zizhou

It’s a land of mountains with towering trees,
Where cuckoos cry there’s “Nothing like home”;
A good night’s rain will add to these
A myriad of rills that the tree-tops comb!
There girls pay tree-flower cloth as tax,
And taro cases are brought to law.
Should patient education be lax?
Let’s think of Wen Weng in the days of yore.

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