AN UNCOMMON THOUGHT

"The real trick to life is not to be in the know, but to be in the mystery."
-Fred Alan Wolf

25 May 2016

Quietly.

Obata, Mt. Fuji and Ashinoko Lake from Motohakone (detail), 1953


When all thoughts
Are exhausted
I slip into the woods
And gather
A pile of shepherd’s purse.


Like the little stream
Making its way
Through the mossy crevices
I, too, quietly
Turn clear and transparent.

Ryokan

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