Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE POEMS OF COLD MOUNTAIN: 265, by HAN SHAN



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THE POEMS OF COLD MOUNTAIN: 265, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: When hermits hide from society
Last Line: Aren't stained by the muddy world
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Chinese Literature; Contentment; Happiness; Hermits; Quiet Life; Joy; Delight


When hermits hide from society
most retire to the hills
where green vines veil the slopes
and jade streams echo unbroken
where happiness reigns
and contentment lasts
where pure white lotus minds
aren't stained by the muddy world





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