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An Evening in the Mountains

An Evening in the Mountains

After rain the empty mountain
Stands autumnal in the evening,
Moonlight in its groves of pine,
Stones of crystal in its brooks.
Bamboos whisper of washer-girls bound home,
Lotus-leaves yield before a fisher-boat
And what does it matter that springtime has gone,
While you are here, O Prince of Friends?



Poem An Evening in the Mountains - Wang Wei