Farewell to a Friend

Original Text: 

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!."
RPO poem Editors: 
Data entry: Sharine Leung
RPO Edition: 
2012