Living in the Mountains

Photo: Lisa DaixNeither seeking fame

nor grieving my poverty

I hide in the mountains

far from worldly dust

Year ending

cold sky

who will befriend me?

Plum blossom on a new branch

wrapped in moonlight.


A Quiet Room

The Poetry of Zen Master Jakushitsu

Translated by Arthur Braverman

ISBN 978-0804832137

Tuttle Publishing

Photo: Lisa Daix

Click here for a few more poems by Jakushitsu Genkō.

Categories: Arthur Braverman, Chan / Seon / Zen

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