Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | November 30, 2009

POEM OF THE DAY: This World

by Taigu Ryokan (1758 – 1831).

This World

This world
A fading
Mountain echo
Void and
Unreal

Within
A light snow
Three Thousand Realms
Within those realms
Light snow falls

As the snow
Engulfs my hut
At dusk
My heart, too
Is completely consumed 

Notes:
http://www.utne.com/2002-01-01/TheWayoftheHolyFool.aspx
http://www.onetruename.com/Ryokan.htm

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