Sjednica, 217. n.e.

Liu Cheng (umro 217 n. e.), na engleski preveo Burton Watson:

Office work: a wearisome jumble;
ink drafts, a crosshatch of deletions and smears.
Racing the writing brush, no time to eat,
sun slanting down but never a break;
swamped and muddled in records and reports,
head spinning till it's senseless and numb—
I leave off and go west of the wall,
climb the height and let my eyes roam:
square embankments hold back the clear water,
wild ducks and geese at rest in the middle—
Where can I get a pair of whirring wings
so I can join you to bob on the waves?

Izvor: Laudator temporis acti.

1 komentar:

Anonimno kaže...

Nevjerojatno. I jope' ja kažem, plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.