Boundless grasses over the plain
Come and go with every season;
Wildfire never quite consumes them —
They are tall once more in the spring wind.
Sweet they press on the old high- road
And reach the crumbling city-gate….
O Prince of Friends, you are gone again….
I hear them sighing after you.
This poem by Bai, was written in gratitude of good friend and was beautify with a metaphor and characteristic of grasses which blossom in every seasons. The first four sentences expressed the beauty of grasses in a open plain area and the last four sentences praises a sincere friendship. However, in general, the poet show the feeling and longing of departure with a long time good friend.
By: Bai Juyi