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Poem Example from Tang Dynasty
It looks like hills from front, a peak from the side;
It looks different from far, from near, from above, from below.
You cannot recognize the true appearance of the Mt Lu,
Because you are in the mountains.
These last two lines tell a common sense which can be applied in many situations. E.g.: When a person can not see a thing clearly because he himself is involved in the situation; or he can only see part of the truth because his view is confined by his standing point.
AT HERON LODGE
Viewing the sky ends at the far Mountains,
The river runs away into the sea,
If you want to see further,
Go up another flight of stairs.
The last two lines: ‘if you want to see further, go up another flight of stairs.’ It sounds a bit plain to an English speaker, just like when you translate ‘Die, or not to die’ into Chinese.