Laughing Lost in the Mountains – Wang Wei

Rating: ★★
11/02/18 

The stillness of meditation
I see as far as Taihang Mountains night and day,
but vacillate and never go there.
You ask me why?
I am tangled in the net of the world

My love for the tainted world weakens daily
as the stillness of meditation eases my mind.
Someday soon I’ll go.
Why should I wait until the cloud of my age
collapses in twilight?

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Spring outing
A horizon of apricot trees by the river,
with blossoms open in the night wind.
Colors swarm through the orchard
where trees are green waves on fire.

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In one life how many times can the heart break?

An aged poet wonders without taking his eyes off the peach blossoms by the river.


* Credit: Book cover via Goodreads
Photo: via China 


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