The Road to Shu is Steep


The Road to Shu is steep, steep as climbing to the Sky!

It ashes those who only hear tell of it,
From its peaks to the sky can hardly be a foot:
The withers pines there have to lean over canyons
Filled with the contending dins of waterfalls,
Gullies thundering a thousand rolling stones!
Such perils, aye, as this,
Why, oh, why, Travellers from Afar, come ye to suffer them?

The Road to Shu is steep, steep as climbing to the Sky!
I have turn, but gaze West; with a long, long sigh!

                              ~Li Po*

Interstate I 70
Interstate I 70
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Glenwood Springs Canyon
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Exiting the Eisenhower Tunnel

The streets of my childhood … the old Loveland, Monarch, Berthoud, and Rabbit Ear Passes which crisscross the majestic Rocky Mountains.

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*source:

Li Po and Tu Fu

Trans: Arthur Cooper