January 16th, 2018

Our lives are marked by transcience
our comings and goings
forming past and present
this landscape has its noteworthy sights
to which we hiked to see once more
when the water level drops
the fish traps appear
during the winter
the marshlands expand
the monument to Master Yang is still here
reading the words I keep wiping my tears

Meng Hao-jan (689-740)