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Zazen on Ching-t’ing Mountain
By Li Po

The birds have vanished down the sky.
Now the last cloud drains away.
 
We sit together, the mountain and me,
until only the mountain remains.
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Zazen on Ching-t’ing Mountain” by Li Po, translated by Sam Hamill, appears in Crossing the Yellow River: Three Hundred Poems from the Chinese (BOA Editions Ltd., 2000).

ART: “Fuji, mountains in clear weather” (Red Fuji) by Katsushika Hokusai (1831)