The Talk That Walked

After Yuan Hongdao

Ink on six sheets of Chinese paper, total 36 x 90 inches

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Climbing Mount Hua by Yuan Hongdao

At Shan-sun Pavilion, put on the turban
and become a pilgrim who visits the clouds and pays his respects to the rocks.
The waters have a secret method for flowing beyond this world;
the mountains are like a drug for lightening the body.
Before the eyes, Mount Hua—a wall of 10,000 feet.
On the robe—a single speck of dust from the city.
If you come across a chessboard, stay for a while:
before you know it, the wildflowers will fade and bloom again.