A man lives on rose-colored clouds
shunned the usual haunts for a home
every season is equally dead
summer is just like fall
a dark stream always babbles
a towering pine wind sighs
sitting here less than one day
he forgets a whole lifetime of sorrow
translated by Red Pine
4 thoughts on “from Han-shan”
So Perfectly expressed! Oh my goodness!
Glad you like it. He was the most famous of the mountain poets. His name actually means “cold mountain”: the mountain where he retreated to. Dates are uncertain but he is not.
Thank you for sharing those very wise words formed so delicately to be retrieved by hearts of readers far and wide!
Thank you for those kind words.