秋登蘭山寄張五 On Climbing Orchid Mountain in the Autumn to Zhang

孟浩然 Meng Haoran

On a northern peak among white clouds
běi shān bái yún lǐ ,
You have found your hermitage of peace;
yǐn zhě zì yí yuè ;
And now, as I climb this mountain to see you,
xiāng wàng shǐ dēng gāo ,
High with the wildgeese flies my heart.
xīn suí yàn fēi miè 。
The quiet dusk might seem a little sad
chóu yīn báo mù qǐ ,
If this autumn weather were not so brisk and clear;
xìng shì qīng qiū fā 。
I look down at the river bank, with homeward-bound villagers
shí jiàn guī cūn rén ,
Resting on the sand till the ferry returns;
shā xíng dù tóu xiē 。
There are trees at the horizon like a row of grasses
tiān biān shù ruò jì ,
And against the river's rim an island like the moon
jiāng pàn zhōu rú yuè 。
I hope that you will come and meet me, bringing a basket of wine –
hé dāng zài jiǔ lái ,
And we'll celebrate together the Mountain Holiday.
gòng zuì zhòng yáng jié 。

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