Poem | Zeng Wanglun, by Li Bai

2022-04-07

Zeng Wanglun (《赠汪伦》, To Wanglun) is an ancient poem by the Chinese poet 李白 (Lǐ Bái).

《赠汪伦》Zèng WānglúnZeng Wanglun

李白乘舟将欲行,

Lǐ Bái chéng zhōu jiāngyù xíng,

[Li] [Bai] [mount] [boat] [going to] [want] [go]

Li Bai mounts the boat and is about to leave,

忽闻岸上踏歌声。

hū wén ànshàng tàgē shēng.

[suddenly] [hear] [shore] [on] [stamp] [song] [sound]

when he suddenly hears on the shore the sound of song and dance.

桃花潭水深千尺,

Táohuā Tán shuǐ shēn qiān chǐ,

[peach] [flower] [pool] [water] [deep] [thousand] [feet]

The Peach Blossom Pool's waters are a thousand feet deep,

不及汪伦送我情。

bùjí Wānglún sòng wǒ qíng.

[not] [reach] [Wang] [Lun] [see off] [me] [emotion]

yet do not match Wang Lun's emotion as he sees his friend go.

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