Both Life and Death Are Fine 

"For an image of life and death

Consider ice and water

Water freezes into ice

Ice melts back into water

What dies must live again

What lives is bound to die

Ice and water don’t harm each other

Both life and death are fine"


Translation of Cold Mountain poem taken from: The Collected Songs of Cold Mountain, Red Pine and Copper Canyon Press. Cold Mountain: 100 poems by the T’ang Poet Han-shan, Burton Watson. Poem voiced by "Sunny".