April 21st, 2015
Meng hao-jan (689-740)
On paths where dragons and stars wander,
Halfway up to peaks, I cross a rocky pass,
Blur into blue cliffs of perpetual confusion;
Adore idleness everywhere in green vines.
Then it’s ease in blossoming forests,
Lofty talk facing bamboo islands.
Far from dust,
This is Hen’s Foot Mountain
Opening that first adept to enlightenment.