Two Poems from a Mountain Retreat, Dogen

In the stream,
Rushing past
To the dusty world,
My fleeting form
Casts no reflection.


The moon
Beyond the peak
Is not my companion on this hill,
For it must return
To cast its light on the floating world.



Text from the Zen Poetry of Dogen: Verses from the Mountain of Eternal Peace,  by Steven Heine.
Images: Water flow by dietrecn and Moon by Stux, both are CC0 Public Domain.
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