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Mount Taiyi

Taiyi mountain leans against heaven,  

a horizon of peaks stretching to the shore.  

My gaze returns to the white clouds encircling,  

and disappearing into black mist at her brow.  

The central summit shifts dividing field of vision,  

gullies distinct portraits of shadow and light.  

Yearning for sleep I search for signs of human life,  

and ask the way from a woodcutter across the river.  

終南山

太乙近天都,連山接海隅。白雲回望合,青靄入看無。  

分野中峰變,陰晴眾壑殊。欲投人處宿,隔水問樵夫。