A Clear Long Lake on an Autumn Day

The clear, long lake on an autumn day
flows like a shard of green jade.

Where lotus flowers bloom,
we docked our small boat

To see you,
I tossed a bait over the wall.

Someone saw me from far away
and I was embarrassed for half a day.

‘A Clear Long Lake on an Autumn Day’, by Heo Nanseolheon (1563 – 19 March 1589), a Korean painter and poet of the mid-Joseon dynasty.