Nanzen-ji: Konchi-in


summer
rain
one
thousand voices
one

step one
thousand

voices more

cicada
clinging
to a stone
beneath a
leaf
rain
a mirror
splits
her skin

the tree
is whispering
the tree
begins to sing

one rain

one
thousand rains

ten
thousand rains

ten thousand
more

a skin

filling
with rain

a song



JDP 98/07




GeoReference:

Konchi-in temple , part of the Nanzen-ji Zen-Buddhist complex in north-eastern Kyoto,
was founded around 1400 A.D. and was extensively restored around 1600 A.D.




Copyright John D Porter © 1998



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