Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Leaving the Trunk

leaving the trunk to search among the twigs
all you get is stupid

Han-shan (Cold Mountain): Here's a message for the faithful (trans. Red Pine)

if I leave the trunk it will be
to swan-dive among the leaves
to submit to the embrace of air
to seek the vastness of roots

and if I get a crack on the head
then that's what I get, Han-shan

Collection available! Knocking from Inside

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