Wang Wei Index


Wang Wei was a painter, calligrapher and musician as well as being one of the greatest High Tang poets. His works often take a Buddhist perspective, combining an attention to the beauties of nature with an awareness of sensory illusion.
Each poem indexed below appears in characters, pinyin, and literal and literary English translation; alternatively, the English translations are collected on one page here.
A Study
Birds Calling in the Ravine
Farewell
Farewell (II)
Peach Blossom Journey
Random Poem
Replying to Subprefect Zhang
Returning to Songshan Mountain
Seeing Off Yuan the Second on a Mission to Anxi
Stopping at Incense Storing Temple

The following works are from the "Wang Stream Collection", a series of quatrains describing sites on Wang Wei's estate. Each poem was originally accompanied by one (not translated here) by Wang Wei's friend, Pei Di.

At the Lake Pavilion
Cornel Grove
Deer Enclosure
Fine Apricot Lodge
Huazi Ridge
Jinzhu Ridge
Lily Magnolia Enclosure
Mengcheng Col
South Hill
Temple Tree Path

Wang Wei on the Open Directory Project and Wikipedia.