Sunday, November 18, 2012
Han Shan (c. 9th cent.)
THE COLD MOUNTAIN POEMS, tr. Gary Snyder
I wanted a good place to settle:
Cold Mountain would be safe.
Light wind in a hidden pine -
Listen close - the sound gets better.
Under it a gray haired man
Mumbles along reading Huang and Lao.
For ten years I havn't gone back home
I've even forgotten the way by which I came.