(Cold Mountain) Hanshan’s poems

Saw these at reddit:

1) I stand here and watch the people of this world: all against one and one against all, angry, arguing, plotting and scheming. Then one day, suddenly, they die. And each gets one plot of ground: four feet wide, six feet long. If you can scheme your way out of that plot, I’ll set the stone that immortalises your name.

2) East of me, the old lady got rich three or four years ago. Used to be poorer than me, now she laughs that I don’t have money. She laughs that I’ve fallen behind. I laugh that she’s gotten ahead. Both of us laughing, no stopping us. East, and West.


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