Who Will Share A Glass Of Wine
Nadja Van Ghelue
Painting - Ink On Rice Paper
This calligraphy shows a line of poetry by the Tang poet Han Shan, the Chinese hermit poet called Cold Mountain. I brushed this calligraphy as an invitation to share a good glass of wine with a good friend, as an invitation to the Muse.
Barton Watson, in his book 100 Poems By The T'ang Poet Han-shan, translated the line as
[This month, when farmers stay indoors to shun the heat,]
Who will drink with me and be merry?
Red Pine, in his book The Collected Songs of Cold Mountain, translated this line as
[This month when farmers escape the heat, ]
who will share a dipper of wine
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June 6th, 2014
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