Jay Mandeville

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Hot Weather, A Zen Poem

Enduring hot weather
is like avoiding a visitor's call:
stay hidden beneath
Infinity's shade, keep quiet and still.

Chase off the sun under Wu-t'ung trees -
a meandering stream will unfasten the breeze.

And if, like the heat, someone shows up and stays

they too might be hiding, knowing yours is the place.


- adapted from Yuan Mei (1716-1798)

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May 7

The bee in a moment's transparence
Unhusks with its flight the Abyss
And from me care and desire shifts

Except to enter that
Golden brown:
The lucid centre
Of its sound...

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