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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
On the Way to the Temple
By Witter Bynner and Kiang Kung-hu, trans.
 
From “Poems by Wang Wei”
From the Chinese

NOT knowing the way to the Temple of Heaped Fragrance,
I have roamed, under miles of mountain-cloud,
Old woods without a human track.
But far on the height I hear a bell,
A rillet sings over winding rocks,        5
The sun is tempered by green pines….
At twilight, close to an emptying pool,
I lie and master the Passion-dragon.
 
 
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