Moon Watching

I contemplate the moon
through the night.
Human beings will gaze
upon it for eternity.
The Sermons and preaching
of the Buddha
Surely occurred under
the same kind of moon.

Zen Master Roykan

I’ll be back after the week-end, perhaps with my own photo of the moon in a night sky.
Happy New Year.

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3 thoughts on “Moon Watching”

  1. Here is some additional information about the poem in this post: It’s a rework and a subset of one of Ryokan’s poems for the “Autumn moon” as translated by John Stevens in his book “Dewdrops on a Lotus Leaf (Zen Poems of Ryokan)” Pub. Shambhala [ISBN 0-87773-884-x]

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