Han Shan - Encounters with Cold Mountain Translated by Peter Stambler - RISING EARLY
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Encounters with Cold Mountain - Poems by Han Shan
Translated by Peter Stambler
Beijing, Panda Books, Chinese Literature Press, 1996
Why question the fate of the dew?
The morning sun burns dew, and drowns in clouds.
The holy mountain is not a palace
But an inn.
Once you, innkeeper,
Drive out desire, ignorance, hate,
What remains? Enlightenment? Affliction?
Dew is your model: nothing at all.