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Spring-fed stream on Tiantaishan

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寒山







Clear Spring Water
        Hanshan (Tang)

Spring-water in the green creek is clear
Moonlight on Cold Mountain is white
Silent knowledge
        the spirit of enlightenment itself
Contemplate the void
        this world exceeds stillness.
 
Quánshuǐ Qīng
Hánshān (Táng)

Bì jiàn quánshuǐ qīng,
Hánshān yuè huā bái.
Mò zhī shén zìmíng,
Guān kōng jìng yúyuè.
 
Translator: Gary Snyder 史耐德

Notes:
Gary Snyder, Riprap and Cold Mountain Poems, Shoemaker & Hoard 2004

 
 
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