Saturday, 7 November 2015

Ancient Ways & New Paths Part 2


Kobayashi Sensei, my garden teacher would remark: "If you want to appreciate gardens, look deeply at the landscapes which gave birth to them."


One step at a time
Deep silence of the mountain -
Humming to myself.


Beauty desiring nothing
But to be revealed,
Dream within dream within dream -
Autumn breeze.


 Sitting by a memorial stone
A fly journeys across my hand -
Awaiting a poem.


Mountains walking
Dōgen steps
Sitting still,
So where does the path lead anyway?


Turning within itself
The journey becomes a process
Unfolding and refolding
Stepping outside ego-mind -
Ten thousand steps in one.