The Chinese poem by Tang Dynasty poet Du Mu captures the feeling of the forest rain clearing from the mountains as the sage listens to the message of the forest, of difficult truths of destruction that are hard to bear
Entering into Mountain Forest I am in misty hue,
Melody of water beneath this bridge flows stream of blue,
In old age old tunes flow to aged ear,
Yet this time I listen to truth I cannot bear to hear.
© Omay Lee 2019