No flights of birds past mountains,
No footprints will paths show.
An old man only from his boat
Is fishing through the snow.
Linked to dVerse Pub Talk. Bjorn is hosting and the theme is translation. The above is my translation of Liu Zongyuan’s Tang dynasty poem, “River Snow”. It is number 244 in the 300 Tang Poems anthology.
Photos: “Through a Window with Rain Drops”, above, and “River White with Blooms”, below.