Farewell to a Friend
300 Gems of Classical Chinese Poetry, trans. Xu Yuanchong (the Chinese-English Edition with Chinese Phonetic Symbols; Beijing: Peking University Press, 2004): 200-01.
1Green mountains bar the northern sky;
2 White water girds the eastern town.
3Here is the place to say goodbye;
4 You'll drift like lonely thistledown.
5With floating cloud you'll float away;
6 Like parting day I'll part from you.
7You wave your hand and go your way;
8 Our seeds still neigh, ."Adieu, adieu!."
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