Seeing A Friend Off
Green mountains range beyond the northen wall.
by Li Bai
White water rushes round the eastern town.
Right here is where, alone and restless, he
Begins a journey of a thousand miles.
While travelers' intents are fleeting clouds,
A friend's affection is a setting sun.
He waves good-bye, and as he goes from here,
His dappled horse lets out a lonely neigh.
(Translated by Stephen Carlson)