BLACK CAT POEMS
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A Farewell Song of White Clouds
translated by Shigeyoshi Obata
The white clouds float over the mountains of Chu--
As over the mountains of Chin.
Everywhere the white clouds will follow you on.
They will follow you on everywhere--
With you they will enter the Chu mountains,
And cross the waters of the Hsiang.
Yonder across the waters of the Hsiang,
There is a cloak of ivy to wear,
And you may lie in a bed of white clouds.
Go swiftly home, O my friend!
poems by Li Bai