I Only Hear a Bell Beyond the Mist by Su Tung-p’o

I only hear a bell beyond the mist,
can’t see the mist-wrapped temple.
The man secluded there never stops walking–
dew from the grass soaks his straw sandals–
nothing but the mountaintop moon
each night to light his comings and goings.

translated by Burton Watson

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