Bare Shivering stems in pale wintry shadows
And frozen earth
But now the birds are singing at 3am. life is stirring above and below ground,roots are starting to tingle. They are laying the foundations That will provide the stability.
Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn,a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter.If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things,this is the best season of your life. by Wu Men Hui-k’aiEnglish version by Stephen Mitchell
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Blows in with a seagull caught up in its winds blown off course, far inshore. A car splashes by, my teeth ache and I’m tired, very tired. It’s been a tiring few months and a tiring few days with sleep disrupted by a wolf moon. I rest my head back and drop the weight. The Read more about A squally shower of rain[…]
Coming out of the quiet One lone sprig of holly moisture hanging heavy on bare winter branches a black cat seeking warmth on my lap The blue tits are nesting.
One month past winter solstice and spring beckons