Something Wonderful

As we relax and restore body, mind, and spirit, windblown thoughts to savor:

Combed by wind and rinsed by rain, 

or stepping into dew among the stars,
I sifted through our shallow thoughts

and left their tight compass behind.
Without shell or stalk for divination,

I picked out the fine and wondrous,
cut thornwood staffs and blazed trails

in my search for boulders and cliffs.
Here, four mountains circled round,

a pair of streams winding through,
I soon had a library facing south ridges

and a teaching hall against north slopes,
a hall for meditation
 among sheer peaks
and huts for monks along deep streams.

Verse 29 of the poem “Dwelling in the Mountains” from
The Mountain Poems of Hsieh Ling-yun (385-433 C.E.)

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About karinwritesdangerously

I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
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