Wang River Poems



Dan Veach






                      

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     Song of Wei City



Wei City, morning rain dampens light dust

A traveler’s inn, the green willow green again

Why not empty one more cup of wine—

West of the Yang Pass, there are no old friends










This poem became a traditional song of parting in China,

reminiscent of Robert Burns’s “Auld Lang Syne.”

Copyright 2012 by Daniel Veach

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