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Selections of Tang Poetry

Bidding Adieu to a Friend

Bidding Adieu to a Friend

By Wang Wei (701 - 761 CE)

Traditional

送別

王維(701-761)



不得
南山

白雲無盡

Simplified

送别

王维(701-761)



不得
归隐南山

白云无尽

Vocabulary

Line 1: alight, horse, drink, wine
Line 2: ask, you, where
Line 3: say, 不得 disheartened
Line 4: retire, recluse, 南山 South Mountain
Line 5: without a query
Line 6: 白云 white clouds

Source: Complete Tang Poems, Scroll 125, 全唐詩 一百二十五 . English translation by Sun Dayu. See References

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