top of page

馬戴《過野叟居》“Passing by an Old Rustic’s Place” by Ma Dai (d. 869)

野人閒種樹,

樹老野人

居止白雲内,

漁樵滄海

呼兒採山藥,

放犢飲溪

自著養生論,

無煩憂暮[1]

A rustic man at leisure plants trees,

Which grow old before the rustic man.

Residing and reposing among white clouds,

Fishing and cutting wood by vast seas.

[He] calls on his boy to pick the medicine of the mountain, [2]

And leaves his calf to drink at the source of the brook.

With a theory of his own on cultivating life,

[He] has no worries to trouble his twilight years.


*From Peng Dingqiu 彭定求 (1645-1719) ed., Quan Tang shi 全唐詩 (Beijing: Zhonghua shuju, 1960), 555.6427 :

 

[1] Red characters rhyme.

[2] “Medicine of the mountain” is a literal reading of shanyao 山藥, which may refer to yam. This translation stays close to the original wording so that the parallel structure of this line and the next is clearer.

 

"Jiangshan yu le" 江山漁樂 (Joy of Fishing Among Mountains and Rivers), album leaf by Zhao Mengfu 趙孟頫 (1254-1322)

Image credit: National Palace Museum, Taipei


 

Copyright Declaration*:


The texts and images used on the website of Rachelle's Lab are either from the public domain (e.g. Wikipedia), databases with open data licenses (e.g. Shuhua diancang ziliao jiansuo xitong 書畫典藏資料檢索系統, National Palace Museum, Taipei), online libraries that permit reasonable use (e.g. ctext.org), or original work created for this website.


Although fair use of the website for private non-profit purposes is permitted, please note that the website of Rachelle's Lab and its content (including but not limited to translations, blog posts, images, videos, etc.) are protected under international copyright law. If you want to republish, distribute, or make derivative work based on the website content, please contact me, the copyright owner, to get written permission first and make sure to link to the corresponding page when you use it.


版權聲明: 

本站所使用的圖片,皆出自公有領域(如維基)、開放數據庫(如臺北故宮博物院書畫典藏資料檢索系統)、允許合理引用的在線圖書館(如中國哲學電子化計劃)及本人創作。本站允許對網站內容進行個人的、非營利性質的合理使用。但請注意,本站及其內容(包括但不限於翻譯、博文、圖像、視頻等)受國際版權法保護。如需基於博客內容進行出版、傳播、製作衍生作品等,請務必先徵求作者(本人)書面許可,并在使用時附上本站鏈接,註明出處。

 

*Read more about copyright and permission here.

 

0 comments

Comments


bottom of page