October 10th, 2019

Stone Gate Mountain's Highest Peak

I started thinking of impossible cliffs at dawn
and by evening was settled on a mountaintop,
scarcely a peak high enough to face this hut
looking out on mountains veined with streams,
forests stretching away beyond its open gate,
a tumble of talus boulders ending at the stairs.

Hsieh Ling-yun (385-433)