Poems of Xue Tao
Maha Pool for Deputy Xiao Zhong
Of old, many came to help inscribe this stone.
This morning, we float together in a frail, old boat.
Cold, clear water flows away in a long cascade
Only hindered by this golden stone tablet at its source.
Maha is Sanskrit for "great." I can't find any reference to a "Great Pool" with an inscribed stone Buddhist stele. But that seems to be the poem's topic.