Tu Fu

(712-770 / Gong County / China)

On a Prospect of T'ai-shan


How is one to describe this king of mountains? Throught the whole of Ch'i and
Lu one never loses sight of its greenness. In it the Creator has concentrated
all that is numinous and beautiful. Its northern and southern slopes divide the
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  • George Herquet (5/11/2009 6:11:00 PM)

    This poem, #11 on the list, and #8 are the SAME poem, but translated by two different people. I prefer #11, especially 'the layered clouds begin at the climber's heaving chest'; how vivid! (Report) Reply

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