終南別業 My Retreat at Mount Zhongnan

王維 Wang Wei

My heart in middle age found the Way.
zhōng suì pō hǎo dào ,
And I came to dwell at the foot of this mountain.
wǎn jiā nán shān chuí 。
When the spirit moves, I wander alone
xìng lái měi dú wǎng ,
Amid beauty that is all for me....
shèng shì kōng zì zhī 。
I will walk till the water checks my path,
xíng dào shuǐ qióng chù ,
Then sit and watch the rising clouds –
zuò kàn yún qǐ shí 。
And some day meet an old wood-cutter
ǒu rán zhí lín sǒu ,
And talk and laugh and never return.
tán xiào wú hái qī 。

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