Su Dongpo: From Xing Guo, Staying Overnight With a Local Family Eight Miles South of the Shitian Inn

Going to Jun From Xing Guo, Staying Overnight With a Local Family Eight Miles South Of the Shitian Inn

自 兴 国 往 筠 宿 石 田 驿 南 二 十 五 里 野 人 舍
溪 上 青 山 三 百 叠
快 马 轻 衫 来 一 抹。
倚 山 修 竹 有 人 家
横 道 清 泉 知 我 渴。
芒 鞋 竹 杖 自 轻 软
蒲 荐 松 床 亦 香 滑。
夜 深 风 露 满 中 庭
惟 见 孤 萤 自 开 阖。
Zi Xing Guo Wang Yun Su Shi Tian Yi Nan Er Shi Wu Li Ye Ren She

Xi shang qing shan san bai die
Kuai ma qing shan lai yi mo.
Yi shan xiu zhu you ren jia
Heng dao qing quan zhi wo ke.

Mang xie zhu zhang zi qing ruan
Pu jian song chuang yi xiang hua.
Ye shen feng lu man zhong ting
Wei jian gu ying zi kai he.

 

Going to Jun From Xing Guo, Staying Overnight With a Local Family Eight Miles South Of the Shitian Inn

Several hundred small streams duplicated in the green mountains
Put on an unlined shirt, riding a fast horse through this landscape.
Rest in the mountains near cultivated bamboo and houses
Across the roadway a clear spring knows that I am thirsty.

Hemp shoes, bamboo cane light and pliable
Club grass straw and pine needle bed also soft and fragrant.
Evening penetrating wind, dew fills the middle of the front courtyard
Can only see a solitary firefly light on and off.

 

Notes:

Xing Guo: County in central Jiangxi Province

Jun: A prefecture or county in rural areas during the Zhou Dynasty.

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