by tendo zenji

To be Shown to the Monks at a Certain Temple

Not yet to the shore of nondoing,
it’s silly to be sad you’re not moored yet…
Eastmount’s white clouds say
to keep on moving, even
if it’s evening, even if it’s fall.

-Chiao Jan (730-799)
(translated by J.P. Seaton in the The Shambhala Anthology of Chinese Poetry)