The Moon Viewed from the Taoist Hall
The Taoist Hall is water-chilly with moonlight;
I sit and watch the icy moon until midnight.
Like shadows looms the land with hills and rills in view;
From the Ninth Heaven fall the silent breeze and dew.
A pair of dragons bear the board with gold inlaid;
Two flying phoenixes play on the flute of jade.
How could I cross the sea of thirty thousand li
To carry my body tonight to Fairy Isles?
There was an inscribed board hanging high in the Taoist Hall.