Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Dogen: Three Poems














Mountain Seclusion

I won't even stop
at the valley's brook
for fear that
my shadow
may flow into the world.


Viewing Peach Blossoms and Realizing the Way

In spring wind
peach blossoms
begin to come apart.
Doubts do not grow
branches and leaves.


On Nondependence of Mind

Water birds
going and coming
their traces disappear
but they never
forget their path.


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