The Buddha, The Dharma, The Sangha

"Spiritual powers and their wondrous functioning--hauling water and carrying firewood." --Layman Pang, upon his realization

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Winter Solstice

Icelandic manuscript depicting Odin, who slew the frost giant Ymir

Winter Moon (2)

Opening the window at midnight, the night air cold,
Garden and roof a gleaming white,
I go to the verandah, stretch out my hand to scoop up
             some snow--
Didn't I know that moonlight won't make a ball?

--Kokan Shiren

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