Thursday, 29 May 2014

A night-mooring near Maple Bridge - Zhang Ji

While I watch the moon go down, a crow caws through the frost;
Under the shadows of maple-trees a fisherman moves with his torch;
And I hear, from beyond Suzhou, from the temple on Cold Mountain,
Ringing for me, here in my boat, the midnight bell.

Zhang Ji (c.715 - 779) China
Statue of Zhang Ji at Maple Bridge (Hanshan Temple)

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