Watching a Wei-Ch'i Game

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Watching a Weiqi Game (觀棋並序) by Su Shi (蘇軾)

五老峰前,白鶴遺址。 Wǔ lǎo fēng qin, bi h y zhǐ.
長松蔭庭,風日清美。 Zhǎng sōng yīn tng, fēng r qīng měi.
我時獨游,不逢一士。 Wǒ sh d yu, b fng yī sh.
誰歟棋者,戶外屨二。 She y q zhě, h wi j r.
不聞人聲,時聞落子。 B wn rn shēng, sh wn lu zǐ.
紋枰坐對,誰究此味。 Wn png zu du, she jiū cǐ wi.
空鉤意釣,豈在魴鯉。 Kōng gōu y dio, qǐ zi fng lǐ.
小兒近道,剝啄信指。 Xiǎo r jn do, bō zhu xn zhǐ.
勝固欣然,敗亦可喜。 Shng g xīn rn, bi y kě xǐ.
優哉游哉,聊復爾耳。 Yōu zāi yu zāi, lio f ěr ěr.

In front of Five-Old-Men Peak, Was a place left by the White Crane.
Tall pines shaded the courtyard, The breeze and sunshine were pure and lovely.
I was visiting alone, And hadn't met a single gentleman.
Who was it playing wei-ch'i? Outside the door, two pairs of shoes.
No human voice was heard, But occasionally I heard stones being put down.
Sitting across from each other over the lined board, Who understands the flavor of the scene?
Fishing with an unbaited book, Are the wishes for bream and carp?
My little son is close to the Way, He puts down stones casually.
Victory is surely pleasant, But defeat can also be enjoyed.
Leisurely and unhurriedly, This is the way for the moment.

by Su Shi (1037-1101).

Source: AllAboutGo at [ext] http://www.allaboutgo.com/gallery/literature/watching-a-wei-chi-game.html


Watching a Wei-Ch'i Game last edited by 84.191.195.221 on June 11, 2016 - 15:41
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