November 08th, 2020

Mount Chung-nan

The Chungnan ranges are
Near the imperial capital,
Mountain upon mountain
To the sea's brim.
White clouds, when I look back,
Close behind me.
Green mists, when I enter,
Become nothing.
Terrestrial divisions
Change at the middle peak.
Shade and light
Differ with every valley.
Wanting to stay over
In some stranger's house,
Across the stream,
I call out to ask the woodcutter.

Wang Wei (699-759)