Han, Hung (He passed the Advanced Exam in 754 A.D.)
I saw the Tower of Five Cities 2 as I ascended to the Platform for
After the long rain stopped everything looked cool and lonely.
At sunset the distant color of mountains blended with that of the trees of
the Qin River.
The sound of the nearby stone mortar 3 announced the arrival of
The shadows of sparse pine trees fell on the empty altar, giving it a
The thin grass generated fragrance near the small serene cave.
Why do we need to look for Heaven in another world?
This world also has the Red Mountain 4.
The temple was a Taoist temple.
2 Chinese History says, "Taoists say that Emperor Huang, the ancestor of
the Chinese, built five cities and twelve towers to invite gods."
People at that time used a pestle to pound heavy clothes in a stone mortar
in order to wash them thoroughly.
4 The Poetry of Country Chu says, "The angel on the Red Mountain lives
forever in an old home." One of its footnotes says, "The Red Mountain is on the
sea where gods live and the sun shines day and night." Here the Red Mountain
symbolizes a paradise.