The mountain stops, the water ends,
I doubt and see no way. 
Some leaves in the dark, some flowers in the light,
I see a new place to stay.


Chinese text given to me by a Shanghai citizen, discussing Chinese poetry sitting and walking in a park, Shanghai 1988. It appears to be two famous lines from "A Visit to a Village West of  the Mountains" by Lu You, a well-known Chinese poet of the Southern Song dynasty, 1125-1210.