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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 1, No. 11 June 15, 1938

From the Pavilion on the Mountain

From the Pavilion on the Mountain

The river lives so far below we that it does not seem to flow;

This place half-way up the mountain side, is a lovely pavilion.

A breeze moves the green things on the above me, and a bit of cloud floats by.

Budding maples on the slopes seem like red reflections of the setting sun.

I see the courtyards of a temple where the spring it well content to rest.

I observe water-birds far below taking their case swimming. Over my head thick rivers hold the

light of the sky away;

They are conspiring with darkness to bring night too soon.

—By Tu Fu. 712-770 A.P.