Moss grows

In front of the Patriarch’s room
The road is smooth

Jizo wall Photo © @KyotoDailyPhotoA thousand years pass in vain
Moss grows

Bright moon
Shines like snow

The Second Patriarch
His arm severed
Still hasn’t arrived.


A Quiet Room:
The Poetry of
Zen Master Jakushitsu

by Arthur Braverman

Zen poetry

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