View from the slope of 峴山 Xianshan toward the Han River and Xiangyang
On Xianshan, Seeing Off Zhang Qufei to Badong
Meng Haoran 689-740
Beyond South Gate on Xianshan,
Climb high to see you off.
Han river village, on sandy shore,
Mountain temple, deep in the pines.
One thought I give to you,
What do you seek in the Three Gorges?
Our ancestors judged the wine there good,
And dreamed of clouds and forests.
The route is long, slow and easy does it,
I'll miss you old friend,
OK, just go!
But don't drown in the rapids,
apes will sing you to sleep at night.
Xiànshān Sòng Zhāng Qùfēi Yóu Bādōng
Xiànshān nán guō wài,
Sòngbié hǎi dēng lín.
Shānàn jiāng cūn jìn,
Sōng mén shān sì shēn.
Yī yán yú yǒu zèng,
Sānxiá ěr jiāng xún.
Zǔ dù yí chéng jiǔ,
Zhēngtú yún mèng lín.
Cuōtuó yóuzǐ yi,
Junàliàn gùrén xīn.
Qù yǐ wù Yān zhì,
Bādōng yuán yè yín.