Early Rising at Huanzhu Temple


 
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Early Rising at Huanzhu Temple
Yuan Hongdao 1568-1610

Hey there, Yuan Hongdao!
Why not get up at the crack of dawn?
A hunderd thousand universes
        have been blown by the wind
                into an ocean of cloud.
I throw on my clothes,
        go out and take a look:
sure enough, 
        the clouds a stretched out below.
The whole sky is filled with crystal forms...
        such is the power 
                of the mountain god!
 
Sù Huàn Zhù Xiǎo Qǐ Xì Tí
Yuán Hóngdào 1568-1610

duō zāi yuán zhōnɡ lánɡ,
hú bù qīn chén qǐ.
bǎi qiān dà shì jiè,
chuī zuò yínɡ hǎi shuǐ.
pī yī qǐ shì zhī,
ɡuǒ rán yún zài dǐ.
mí tiān bù liú lí,
shān shén shènɡ nǎi ěr.

 
Translator: Jonathan Chaves 齊皎瀚

Notes:
From Jonathan Chaves's book Pilgrim of the Clouds, Yuan Hung-tao, John Weatherhill, Inc. 1978

 
 
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