The Song Dynasty poet Wang An Shi knew how to write but he also knew how to live.
Mount North by Wang An Shi (1021 – 1086)
Hollowed a log for a boat with yards to spare
I lie watching the drifting moon outlines the lotus
A waft of clear scent clears the summer heat
At times a fish leaps in fright as tree nuts fall
（c) Mary Tang 鄧許文蘭 2017