Wang Wei: White Pebbled Shoals

White Pebble Shoals

白 石 滩
清 浅 白 石 滩
绿 蒲 向 堪 把。
家 住 水 东 西
浣 纱 明 月 下。
Bai Shi Tan

Qing qian bai shi tan
Lu pu xiang kan ba.                                                                                                                   Jia zhu shui dong xi
Huan sha ming yue xia.

 

White Pebble Shoals

Clear shallow water over white pebble shoals
Green cattails so thick, they cannot be grasped.

Her family lives on the water stretching from east to west
She washes the cotton and silk material after the bright moon sets.

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