Twenty five Chinese poems - Autumn - The Mountain Shadow
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
THE MOUNTAIN SHADOW
The willow boughs are bare. As if asleep
The half-lit river runs. From rock and
The mountain throws a shadow long and
Across the broken bridge.
Made fertile by the sharp and heavy
The borders of the darkening river keep
An odour as of late autumnal flowers.
Down the full stream the water-fowl have
Blithe and oblivious of their homeward
For though the sunset fire begins to fade
They have not yet come back.
The sombre river now lies all in shade.
The source of the experienceTwenty five Chinese poems
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
SuppressionsBeauty, art and music
Communing with nature