Hot Weather, A Zen Poem Poem by Jay Mandeville

Hot Weather, A Zen Poem

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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)

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Diane Hine 27 July 2012

We're just as trapped by the very hot weather as we are by the cold- close the curtains, don't let the sun in. Good poem.

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Jay Mandeville

Jay Mandeville

Kansas City, Missouri USA
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