Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Incomparable Verse Valley

-Muso Soseki (c. 13th-14th century)
(based on version by W. S. Merwin)

The sounds of the stream
splash out 
the Buddha's sermon
Don't say
that the deepest meaning
comes only from one's mouth
Day and night
eighty thousand poems
arise one after the other
and in fact
not a single word
has ever been spoken

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