Stone Path (after Tu Mu)

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Stone Path (after Tu Mu)

High up the cold mountain a stone path rises
to the village in the white clouds.
I stop the carriage and inhale the evening fragrance,
its red, frosted maple leaves richer than any spring flower.

I may have inserted a bit more of myself into this adaptation than is my usual custom. I hope it does not intrude.

The transliteration on Chinese-poems.com reads:

Far on cold mountain stone path slant
White cloud live place be households
Stop carriage because love maple forest evening
Frost leaf red than second month flower

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This adaptation first appeared  in October 2014.

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45 thoughts on “Stone Path (after Tu Mu)

  1. I love this ❀ Not that I don't dig your poetry anyway … but I think it's the 'more of you' … and the 'culture' that appeals to me … in our language, we would call that the 'mauri' … the spirit, or essence of something πŸ™‚ So, Thankyou πŸ™‚

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