Seeking Shelter by Bai Yu Chan (translation) 蔔居。白玉蟾

Bai Yu Chan (1194 – 1229), a Song dynasty poet,  renowned calligrapher and painter whose work are in collections at national museums in Beijing and Taipei was overlooked for appointment to the court.  He was considered too smart and arrogant.

Bai is recognised as one of the founders of Taoism.



Seeking Shelter by Bai Yu Chan

On a winding road like the guts of goats

Creeks part like the tails of swallows

The green hill guides my quest

And awards me a crown of clouds

(c) Mary Tang 鄧許文蘭 2017


About Mary Tang

An urban orchardist everyday, a volunteer regularly, a poet sometimes and a blogger since March 2015. I travel when I can. Food is a constant.
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7 Responses to Seeking Shelter by Bai Yu Chan (translation) 蔔居。白玉蟾

  1. gaiainaction says:

    Beautiful, absolutely beautiful!

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  2. memadtwo says:

    A crown of clouds. I love that idea. (K)

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  3. Many a green hill has guided my quest too. :)

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  4. arlingwoman says:

    Wow, this is interesting, with unexpected images! The crown of clouds! And I wouldn’t want to be on that road….

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