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.


Shijing (Book of Songs)

Shijing 1 (September 04, 2017)
Shijing 2 (September 23, 2017)

Tao Yuanming (c. 365-427)

Drinking Wine (5) (August 22, 2017)

Wang Wei (699-759)

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

Su Shi (1037-1101)

Spring Night: First attempt (September 10, 2016); Second attempt (May 21, 2017)

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