Friday, October 28, 2011


One of six verses on snow:

All my life perplexed by truth and falsity, right and wrong;
Now amusing myself in the moonlight,
Laughing at the wind, Listening to the songs of birds --
So many years spent idly contemplating
The immense white layer on the mountains;
This winter, all of a sudden,
I see it for the first time as a snow-mountain

By Dogen (1200 - 1253)
Trans. Steven Heine

Copyright (c) 2011, Israel Galindo

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