My heart is like the autumn moon

by Han-shan (Cold Mountain)

English version by Arthur Tobias, James Sanford and J.P. Seaton
Original Language Chinese

My heart is like the autumn moon
perfectly bright in the deep green pool
nothing can compare with it
you tell me how it can be explained

-- from The View From Cold Mountain, Translated by J. P. Seaton / Translated by Arthur Tobias

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