Beyond Silence

by Han-shan (Cold Mountain)

English version by Doug Westendorp
Original Language Chinese

Blue-green spring water,
white moonlit mountain.

Quiet wisdom of the spirit:
empty gaze beyond silence.


from Bamboo Cottage: Poems and Translations, by Doug Westendorp

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Beyond Silence