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Monday, March 06, 2006


Seasons: Spring Rains

Poems by Soen Nakagawa and other Zen Masters
Last night the sky opened up. Woke up a few times to the sound of hard rain. From the look of the clouds, there is more on the way.

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Spring approaches
the Pacific Ocean
will be my sitting mat

Sound of mountain
sound of ocean
everywhere spring rain

---Soen Nakagawa (1907-1984)

Sitting quietly, doing nothing
Spring Comes, and the grass grows by itself

---Zenrin Kushu

I Always think of Konan in March
Partridges chirp among the scented blossoms.

The long night,
The sound of the water
Says what I think

Source: The World of Zen by Nancy Wilson Ross

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