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THROUGH THE EYES OF WANG WEI: Observe legs that run and eyes looking

lui1A Chinese poet of the Tang Dynasty, a devotee of Zen Buddhism, not fond of court life, deeply in love with the solitude and secluded places, but also a musician and statesman.

In his four hundred poems, Wang Wei is remembered2.1 for his extraordinary talent in painting nature not only with colors and brushes, but also with words.

3.1One of his poems, “La Cage deer,” is able to show the extraordinary effectiveness of his method of writing, one that allows us to observe the legs that run and eyes looking men reborn, in the countryside happy.

 

 

 

CAGE FOR DEER – by Wang Wei4.1

“Empty mountains I see nothing human

but I perceive the echo of a secret language

bouncing in the shadows, deep in the woods:

the turning lights green blue moss at the top.”

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