Down to the stream to watch the jade flow

by Han-shan (Cold Mountain)

English version by Red Pine
Original Language Chinese

Down to the stream to watch the jade flow
or back to the cliff to sit on a boulder
my mind like a cloud remains unattached
what do I need in the faraway world

-- from The Collected Songs of Cold Mountain, Translated by Red Pine

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Down to the stream