Mountain View

Through the opening of Mount Tianmen, flows the Chu River

Turning around from its eastward course, here comes the turquoise water

Along both sides of the riverbank, green ridges are lush in sight

Over the horizon, a solitary sail shows up alight

~ Translated from Li Bai’s “View of Mount Tianmen,” a poem written in the Tang dynasty

天门中断楚江开,碧水东流至此回。
两岸青山相对出,孤帆一片日边来。

~ 李白 (唐朝) <<望天门山>>