A Lotus Grows in Brooklyn


Morning Wisdom
August 12, 2009, 10:23 am
Filed under: Buddhism, Poetry, Quotes | Tags: , ,

CherryBlossom“This life of ours would not cause you sorrow
if you thought of it as like
the mountain cherry blossoms
which bloom and fade in a day.”

—Murasaki Shikibu (973-1015),
Japanese poet and imperial maid of honor,
as translated by Kenneth Rexroth

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