To a Departing Ambassador 江紹倫 譯
This quiet little town Wei is clean washed by morning rain
Young willows by the tavern lodge are bright and green
Do down this cup of wine with me once and again
West of the Sun Pass no more friends will be seen
Weicheng Song Wang Wei
The morning rains cleanse light dusts off Wei town;
Green willows and the inn put on fresh gown.
One last cup of wine, won’t you drink with me?
West of Yang Pass, no more old friend you’ll see!
(tr. frank c w yue)