Invitation to Hsiao Chü-shih
Written by Po Chü-i | Translated by Arthur Waley
Within the Gorges there is no lack of men;
They are people one meets, not people one cares for.
At my front door guests also arrive;
They are people one sits with, not people one knows.
When I look up, there are only clouds and trees;
When I look down–only my wife and child.
I sleep, eat, get up or sit still,
Apart from that, nothing happens at all.
But beyond the sixty Hsiao the hermit dwells;
And with him at least I find myself at ease.
For he can drink a full flagon of wine
And is good at reciting long-line poems
Some afternoon, when the clerks have all gone home,
At a season when the path by the river bank is dry,
I beg you, take up your staff of bamboo-wood
And find your way to the parlor of the Government House
On Friday’s Cee challenges bloggers to post photos that depict ways, paths, roads, taken and not. Above you see a delightful signpost in Lijiang, China.
1. Each week, WordPress will provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Wednesday when the next photo theme will be announced.
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Just a few wonderful posts:
- liquid (daily post)
- liquid (stenoodie)
- liquid (cee’s photography)
- liquid (la florarie 3)
- liquid (tranature)
- liquid (natsukashii kansai)
- liquid (narrow bamboo gate)
- liquid (jinan daily photo)
- liquid (on the road cooking)
- liquid (iconophile)
- liquid (the sunny narrative)
- liquid (travel with intent)
- liquid (this, that and the other)
- liquid (light words)
- liquid (rivrvlogr)
- liquid (beijing daily photo)
- liquid (here and abroad)
- liquid (no fixed plans)
- liquid (spirit in politics)
A song Abigail Washburn wrote and recorded with local children as a way to heal after the terrible 2008 earthquake.
A friend sent me the story below about a megachurch demolished in China. How sad. But not only that how unwise. For one thing, if China knew history they’d know that persecution usually results in a growth of Christians. Also the church would have had to get building permits to build this huge structure, who approved those?
I’ll be praying for these people.