Looking at Fishes Po Chu-I (772-846) tr by Father John Turner, S.J.
As all around the pool I went,
Watching the fishes glide:
In fishing-boat on fishing bent
My little ones I spied.
The love of fish did each one lead
As each one’s fancy took him.
For I came out my fish to feed:
And you came out to hook him.
The Charms of Fish by Father Sean Coghlan, S.J.
The love of fish is strong in me and strong in most ‘tis true.
To feed the fish and watch them swim I stroll around the pond.
But all my kids take out their boat, their hooks and sinkers too
And show that loves, while widely shared, to differing charms respond.
Translated by S L Kong (1953)
I stroll around the pond to watch fishes glide
While children play with hooks and toy-boats tirelessly tried
Fish lovers have similar intents but differences of mind
I came to feed while your hooks fly