Soto Zen Buddhism · Teachings of Dogen · Zen Poems

A day already gone = Poem – Eihei Dogen

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Yama fukami…………………Rising, as the mountain
Mine ni mo tani ni mo…….Peaks and valleys deepen—
Koe tatete ……………………The twilight sound of the cicada
Kyō mo kurenu to………….Singing of a day
Higurashi zo naku…………Already gone by.

— Eihei Dogen (1200-1253), tr. Steven Heine

Thank you Andy McLellan

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