Chinese Poetry V - Han Shan - Limpid ocean, clear sky



Limpid ocean, clear sky
Han Shan

Limpid ocean, clear sky,
and moon-reflecting snow;
this is the realm
without a trace of
the holy and sentient.
At the opening
of the diamond eye
flowers of vanity fall.
The whole universe
vanishes into the realm
of extinction.

Painting by Zhang Daqian

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