lao yishi's lines are good, but I also think mountains recede is OK, a visual sensation.
I chose waste land to echo T S. Eliot
I admit that it is hard for me to keep a unified rhyme pattern.
Out of Jingmen I start my long journey
To the land of Chu my voyage will be
Mountains recede as the plain is near
The River flows into the waste land here
The moon, a heavenly mirror, hangs low
The clouds, like mirage, a magnificent show
Lovely is the homeland river flow
Carrying my boat that bids you adieu