The Bamboo Grove Temple, in a serene dark-green setting,
Tolls, from a distance, its bell in the evening.
With a straw hat on his back, he walks in the Sun slanting;
Alone, towards the green mountains the Monk is returning.
Saying Farewell to Monk Lingche-- Liu Changqing (688-742)
Footnote: Liu Changqing (Chinese: 劉長卿, 709–785) , courtesy name Wenfang (文房) was a Chinese poet and politician during the Tang dynasty. Eleven of his poems were collected in the popular anthology Three Hundred Tang Poems. Liu's poems did not receive much praise during his lifetime although he was one of the representative poets during the reign of Emperor Dezong of Tang. However, he was gradually acknowledged by later generations. Liu was especially skillful on the writing of poems with 5 characters.