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At Lumen-Empty Monastery, Visiting the Hermitage of Master Jung, My Departed Friend

The blue-lotus roof standing beside a pond,
White-Horse Creek tumbling through forests,

and my old friend some strange thing now.
A lingering visitor, alone and grief-stricken

after graveside rites among pines, I return, 
Looking for your sitting-mat spread on rock.

Bamboo that seems always my own thoughts:
It keeps fluttering here at your thatch hut.

Credit


From The Mountain Poetry on Meng Hao-jan by Meng Hao-jan, translated by David Hinton. Copyright © Archipelago Books, 2004. All rights reserved.

Author


Meng Hao-jan

Date Published: 2004-01-01

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/lumen-empty-monastery-visiting-hermitage-master-jung-my-departed-friend