Poemas del río Wang

Wang Wei (699-761) often retired from the court to his property in the valley of the river Wang, where he – as Julio César Abad Vidal writes it in the preface to his poems translated by Pilar González España – “dejaba que las horas transcurrieran, y obraran en él su influjo”.

With his friend Pei Di they made long excursions in the valley and, as a kind of poetic play, they both described for the other what they saw.

This is how the beautiful collection of Tang poetry Poems of the river Wang was born.

This is how we will also do in this collection.

We recall their memory with their first poem, in the languages of both of us.

Tor des Animes, Mallorca 新家孟城口

nueva casa
cerca de los muros de Meng

viejos árboles
algunos sauces mortecinos

me pregunto

quién habitará este lugar
después de mí

por quien ya lo habitó
inútil es la tristeza

új ház
Meng falánál

vén fák
korhadó füzek


ki lakik majd itt

a volt lakót
gyászolni minek