After I send off my friend from the mountain,
I close my rough wood gate at sunset.
The grass turns green each spring.
I wonder when my friend will return.
In the poem "Recruiting Hermits", collected in Anthology of Country
Chu's Poetry, Xiao-shan Huai-nan says, "Well-born children travel and do not
return./ The spring grass grows wild and looks desolate." Some critics say that
Wang imitates Xiao-shan Huai-nan's poem; others say that the perspectives of
these two poets are different: Huai-nan's lines are sad, while Wang’s lines are