Sunday, December 26, 2010

If your hermitage is deep





.
.
If your hermitage is deep in the mountains
surely the moon, flowers, and maple trees [momji]
will become your friends.
.
Men of the world passing this way are few,
Dense grass conceals the door
All night in silence, a few woodchips burn slowly,
As I read the poems of the ancients.
.
~ Ryokan
.

0 comments: