Men Haoran: Myriad Mountain Pool ~ 《万山潭作》 孟浩然 with English Translations


《万山潭作》 孟浩然


Myriad Mountain Pool
Men Haoran

On a flat stone I sit and fish,
The water is clear, my mind at ease.
Fish swim beneath the pool’s trees,
Apes hang among the island’s vines.
Wandering maidens once took off their pendants,
Tradition says it was in these mountains.
I seek them but cannot find them.
Following the moon and shinnying daring a boat song I return.

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