Sunday, April 5, 2015
From Selected Translations, by W. S. Merwin
THE IDEAL RETREAT
I will choose a place where the snakes feel safe.
All day I will love that remote country.
At times I will climb the peak of its lonely mountain
to stay and whistle until the sky grows cold.
By Khong Lo, translated in 1967 with Nguyen Ngoc Bich