Above: Yao village view on misty mountains - Wei Han  HERE
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Standing outside my pointed-roof hut how much space do you think is insideall the worlds of the universe are therewith room to spare for a zazen cushion
I mediate alone in the quiet and darkwhere nothing comes to mindI sweep the steps when the west wind is doneI make a path for the moonlight
Now that I’m old nothing disturbs meI’m asleep on my cot before the sun setsdreaming unaware who I amuntil the new moon lights the plum blossoms
~Stonehouse
Translated by Red House from: The Zen Works of Stonehouse: Poems and Talks of a 14th-Century Chinese Hermit
From wiki:  Shiwu (石屋, Wade-Giles: Shih-Wu) or Stonehouse (1272–1352) was a Chinese Chan poet and hermit who lived during the Yuan Dynasty. Shiwu was born in the town of Changshu. Taking his name from the Shihwutung (Stonehouse cave) in Yushan.

Above: Yao village view on misty mountains - Wei Han  HERE

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Standing outside my pointed-roof hut
how much space do you think is inside
all the worlds of the universe are there
with room to spare for a zazen cushion

I mediate alone in the quiet and dark
where nothing comes to mind
I sweep the steps when the west wind is done
I make a path for the moonlight

Now that I’m old nothing disturbs me
I’m asleep on my cot before the sun sets
dreaming unaware who I am
until the new moon lights the plum blossoms

~Stonehouse

Translated by Red House from: The Zen Works of Stonehouse: Poems and Talks of a 14th-Century Chinese Hermit

From wiki:  Shiwu (石屋, Wade-Giles: Shih-Wu) or Stonehouse (1272–1352) was a Chinese Chan poet and hermit who lived during the Yuan Dynasty. Shiwu was born in the town of Changshu. Taking his name from the Shihwutung (Stonehouse cave) in Yushan.

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