Arriving in Prince Rupert

Entering the mountains is not avoiding the world

But a deep desire to be far from floating fame.

Streams and stones, so blue-green,

Mists and evening clouds unleash my emotions.

Swimming deep fish know not to take the bait,

Forest birds that have never been startled.

Surely I will dream of dissolving all dust,

Henceforward no thoughts of an official career.

Shen Shichong

Ming Dynasty Painter-poet

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