April 15th, 2024

Inscribed on the Wall of the Hut by the Lake

If you want to be a mountain dweller,
No need to trek to India to find one.
I’ve got a thousand peaks
To pick from, right here by the lake.
Fragrant grasses, white clouds,
To hold me here.
What holds you there,
World dweller?

Chiao Jan (730–799)