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日日事無別

惟吾自偶諧

頭頭非取捨

處處沒張乖

朱紫誰爲號

邱山絶塵埃

神通並妙用

運水及搬柴


Every day the same routine

Only with myself in harmony

Not right or wrong but abiding

Nothing revealed or misplaced

Paying no heed to purple or vermillion

Or the distant mountains beyond the dust

Just the miracle and wonder here and now

Of hauling water and firewood



…An anthology of Chinese poetry from the Tang Dynasty, including poems from the Buddhist and Daoist traditions, that explore the experience of spiritual awakening.


About the Author

Joe Lamport is a writer and translator who lives in North America not far below the 41st parallel.  You can read many of his poems and translations on his blog or follow him on Twitter @josephlamport .