“The Last Poem of Su Tung-p’o”
The last line of probably the last poem of Su Tung-p’o (1037-1101), knowing he was soon to die:
“Beyond treetops I see the slant of a bridge.”
I’m sure the slant he saw went upwards.
 Selected Poems of Su Tung-p’o, trans. Burton Watson (Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, 1994), p. 45.