Treasure Island

Ho Xuan Huong

(1772 - 1822 / Nghệ An Province)

The Temple of Fragrance


Who could have fashioned this marvel?
The mountain cracks into a wide, hollow cave.
Pious Buddhists struggle to set foot inside,
others gaze at it tirelessly.
Drippings form a sweet streamlet,
as sailors on incoming junks bend their heads.
City folk also flock to these springs and woods.
Clever, indeed, the Old Man in Heaven!

Submitted: Wednesday, May 02, 2012

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  • * Sunprincess * (6/1/2014 5:08:00 PM)

    .........a very lovely poem....even the poetess name at the bottom makes the poem even lovelier....enjoyed... (Report) Reply

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