Zhou Enlai's poem monument (the back)
Arashiyama in the rain
Visiting Arashiyama for the second time in the rain.
River banks line with pines and patch with blossoming cherries.
End of the road emerges a tall mountain,
with spring water running out so green.
Rocks in the river reflecting visitors' images.
In the foggy rain,
a ray of sunlight shines through a gap in the clouds.
Arashiyama becomes much more beautiful.
Like searching for the absolute truth in human world,
The more effort you put in, the more confused you become.
Once you see a light in such confusion,
You really feel the beauty of it.
Zhou wrote this poem on April 5th, 1919 when he was visiting Arashiyama. Zhou is the 1st Premier of the PRC, in office from October 1st, 1949 to January 8th, 1976.