The Backyard of the Temple of Good Fortune

Ch'ang, Chien (He passed the Advanced Exam in 727 A.D.)

I entered an ancient temple early in the morning.
The rising sun illuminated the top of tall woods.
The meandering path led to a quiet area.
The monks' chambers were surrounded by dense flowers and trees.
The mountain view was pleasing to birds.
The image in the pond eased my sorrow.
All sounds of nature were silent at this moment.
All I heard was the ringing of the temple bell.