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Only the mindless waters remain


© 2008
BASID #789

Beth Ames Swartz
Only the mindless waters remain
acrylic and mixed media on canvas
60" x 72" (1.52m x 1.83m)
2008

 

 

王維 (Wang Wei, 701–761 a.c.e., Chinese)

 

送殷四葬

Weeping for Ying Yao

 

 

送君返葬石樓山

We send you home to a grave on Stone Tower Mountain;

松柏蒼蒼賓馭還

Through the green green of pine and cypress, mourners’ carriages return.

埋骨白雲長已矣

Among white clouds we’ve laid your bones—it is ended forever;

空餘流水向人間

Only the mindless waters remain, flowing down to the world of men.