Chinese Mountain Poets
by Li Bao
You ask me why I dwell in the green mountain; I smile and make no reply for my heart is free of care. As the peach-blossom flows down stream and is gone into the unknown, I have a world apart that is not among men.
by Du Mu
After I climb the chill mountain's steep stone paths, Deep in the white clouds there are homes of men. I stop my carriage, and sit to admire the maple-grove at nightfall, Whose frozen leaves are redder than the flowers of early Spring.
by Wand Wei
Deserted mountains - not a man is seen, Only the sound of voices can be heard. The sunbeam, entering the deep woods, Reflects again, on the green moss.
by Su Shi
To what can our life on earth be likened? To a flock of geese, alighting on the snow. Sometimes leaving a trace of their passage.