Poem from Cold Mountain

This excerpt is taken from The Collected Songs of Cold Mountain by Red Pine. English reprint permission provided by translator. All English copyright reserved by translator.

Cold Mountain [Han Shan] was a hermit in the Tang Dynasty, who produced hundreds of poems, which were later collected and associated with his name.

Red Pine [Bill Porter] is a noted translator of numerous Taoist and Buddhist poems and sÅ«tras. Among his other works are The Diamond Sutra and Road to Heaven: Encounters with Chinese Hermits. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Porter taught at Dharma Realm Buddhist University in the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, Ukiah, California.