Wednesday, September 2, 2015

HAN SHAN ~









Shambhala Publications
translated by J.P Seaton



XCIV


It's been a long time since I passed through this place.

Today, I'm here again, after seventy years.

Of those who wandered by back then,

most lie among the grave mounds.

Me, my head is long since white,

but I still hold on

to my little slice of cloudy mountain.

I have a message for those who'll come after:

You have to read

the words of the ancients.

 

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