Han Shan - Encounters with Cold Mountain Translated by Peter Stambler - GARDENING IN AUTUMN
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Encounters with Cold Mountain - Poems by Han Shan
Translated by Peter Stambler
Beijing, Panda Books, Chinese Literature Press, 1996
GARDENING IN AUTUMN
No painted beams adorn my house,
Green pines suffice.
All one's life, its thousand efforts,
Evaporate at once. Who looks well beyond,
Builds the raft, directs it smoothly
To the lotus blooms he craves?
Beneath the pines, tend to roots,