Subject:Re: Pair of Japanese Dishes with Poem? Inscriptions
Posted By: I.Nagy Thu, Nov 07, 2019
Please find my rough translation of the poem on your dishes,
Fu (Ode) on the Read Cliff
On a night of full moon in October
We were walking back from Xuetang to Lingao
The two guests were following me
Passing the Yellow Mud Slope
The road was already covered with frost and dew,
The leaves of trees all were fallen down
We could see our shadows on the earth
We stopped and looked up to the bright moon
Looking back on each other and responded with
lines cited from poems
This is the first strophe of the "Fu" on your dishes.
The picture in the middle depicts Su Shi and his friends travelling on a small boat on the Yangtze river to visit the Red Cliffs, just outside of Huangzhou.