Tu Fu - 'Once again in the post office'

John Bjarne Grover

Tu Fu - 'Once again in the post office
for sending a sweet melody to copyright registration'

To send this far away, from now to be parted,
this vain straw doubles my emotion's like.
As when a cup is coupled, or a monopoly started -
yesternight's moon went like my travel's hike.

To send to the official register these laces
again against appearance to glory:
A rude stream only is returning to my places -
still only caring for what's left to be.

(Translated in Venice on 24 march 2019. The chinese source with pinyin transcription and another translation is on this page)

© John Bjarne Grover
On the web 25 march 2019