Reading Chia Tao.
Reading Chia Tao (Jia Dao), so beautiful:
After Finishing a Poem.
“Those two lines cost me three years:
I chant them once, and get two more, of tears.
Friend, if you don’t like them…
I’ll go home, and lie down,
in the ancient mountain autumn.”
— Chia Tao
How I long to go home, and lie down, in the ancient mountain autumn.
Image: Shitao 石濤, Landscapes for Daoist Yu - Mountain Pavilion 為禹老道兄作山水冊 - 山亭, Qing dynasty, 清代
Reading: When I find you again, it will be in mountains, Chia Tao. A gift from a patron-friend, received yesterday.