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You ask for what reason I stay on the green mountain,
I smile, but do not answer, my heart is at leisure.
Peach blossom is carried far off by flowing water,
Apart, I have heaven and earth in the human world.

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Preguntas por qué habito en la verde montaña.
Responde una sonrisa del corazón tranquilo.
Las aguas corren, las flores caen, misterioso camino.
Otro universo es este, no el de los hombres.

Li Bai

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The translation into spanish of the poem by Li Bai is by Francois Cheng (La escritura poética china, Pre-textos, Valencia 2007). The image belongs to a painting by Jiang Chong Min (1947), a chinese painter.

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