Li Bai: Autumn Climb the Northern Xietiao Tower Along the Xuan City Wall

Autumn Climb the Northern Xietiao Tower Along the Xuan City Wall

秋 登 宣 城 谢 眺 北 楼
江 城 如 画 里
山 晚 望 晴 空。
两 水 夹 明 镜
双 桥 落 彩 虹。
入 烟 寒 橘 柚
秋 色 老 梧 桐。
谁 念 北 楼 上
临 风 怀 谢 公?
Qiu Deng Xuan Cheng Xie Tiao Bei Lou

Jiang cheng ru hua li
Shan wan wang qing kong
Liang shui jia ming jing
Shuang qiao luo cai hong.

Ru yan han ju you
Qiu se lao wu tong.
Shei nian bei lou shang
Lin feng huai xie gong?

 

Autumn, Climb the Northern Xietiao Tower Along the Xuan City Wall

River city wall like inside a painting
Mountains and evening sky, gaze into the clear distance.
Two surrounding rivers meet to form a bright mirror
Pair of bridges, descended rainbows.

Man made mists and smoke, tangerines and pomeloes cold
Autumn colors in mature parasol and paulownia trees.
Who is thinking of the northern tower
Being close to the wind and heart of Xiegong?

 

Notes:

Xietiao tower: Located in Xuancheng (Xuan City), southern Anhui Province. It was built between 494 and 496 AD.

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