Pine Tree: A Song From the Heart
All day long I sit beneath the pine,
Or stroll around the pond.
Whether I walk or stand, sit or lie down;
My mind is calm, uncalculating,
Unaware of time passing by,
Just letting my white hair grow.
Were it not that the world cares naught for me,
How could I enjoy this leisure time!
A Song From the Heart
Bai Juyi (772-864)