Wang Wei (王維 699–759) fu un poeta, musicista, pittore e statista cinese durante la dinastia Tang. Fu uno dei più famosi uomini d’arte e di lettere del suo tempo. Ventinove delle sue poesie sono incluse nell’influente antologia del 18° secolo Trecento poesie Tang.
Wang Wei (王維 699–759) was a Tang dynasty Chinese poet, musician, painter, and statesman. He was one of the most famous men of arts and letters of his time. Twenty-nine of his poems were included in the highly influential 18th century anthology Three Hundred Tang Poems.
I ask what place he is headed to.
He says he has not achieved his aims,
Is retiring to the southern hills.
Now go, and ask me nothing more,
White clouds will drift on for all time.