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怀渑池 寄子瞻兄







Missing Shenchi, A Letter for My Brother Zi Zhan

Su Zhe of the Song Dynasty

(Written 1061; Su Zhe 1039-1112) 


We said goodbye in the town of Zhengzhou,

afraid of the long road of muddy snow.

Riding my horse to Daliang I glance back;

my brother should by now have crossed Mount Xiao.

Who knows that I held office in Mianchi?

Like monks, with father, wrote poems on walls?

That lonely travel seems no good to me.

His speechless mule will only bray at him.

(Translated with Wesley Deng)

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