Every so often I’ll try to translate a Chinese poem. These attempts are gathered here. I am always open to feedback—my Chinese is poor (to put it kindly), and while my wife saves me from the most egregious errors, I am sure improvement is possible.


Wang Wei (699-759)

Bird song by a mountain stream (January 5, 2016)

Su Shi (1037-1101)

Spring Night (first attempt) (September 10, 2016)
Spring Night (second attempt) (May 21, 2017)