A View of Taishan
With what can I compare the Great Peak?
Over the surrounding provinces,
its blue-green hue never dwindles from sight.
Infused by the Shaper of Forms with the soaring power of divinity,
Shaded and sunlit, its slopes divide night from day.
Breast heaving as I climb towards the clouds,
Eyes straining to follow birds flying home, Someday I shall reach its peerless summit,
And behold all mountains in a single glance.
Tu Fu, T’ang Dynasty, China