January 27th, 2018

My new hut is three spans and five beams wide
with a stone floor and cassia pillars
and woven bamboo walls
the roof facing the sun keeps it warm in winter

the door greeting the wind
keeps it cool in summer
a cascading spring makes patterns
on the steps

rubbing against the windows
bamboos lean helter-skelter
next year I'll add an east wing
and paint Meng Kuang's portrait
on the dividing screen.

Pai Chu-yi (772-846)