Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Urban Zen Evergreen Five

How do I know the essence of the universe?
By seeing this.
A strapping tree is grown from a tiny sprout . . .
A far-reaching journey is begun from a small step.
ancient pond — 
a frog jumping
into its splash.

Today's Rune: Strength.  

Top two snippets: Laozi, Tao Te Ching. WikiSource English translation. 

Third: Bashō, R. Clarence Matsuo-Allard translation.


Charles Gramlich said...

Very lovely.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Reminds me of a section of Balboa Park in San Diego

jodi said...