Wednesday, August 4

Swinging on the Gateless Gate

wu-men kuan, dancing before god
wind whirling life, ephemeral
a walk in the forest, a poem, a child
no port of call, no street address
just the echo of one hand clapping
and swinging on the gateless gate

wu-men kuan, The Gateless Gate (Barrier), study of 48 koans

© 2017, poem, Jamie Dedes (The Poet by Day, Coffee, Tea and Poetry, and The BeZine), All rights reserved; public domain photo Footprint of the Buddha, 1st century BCE, Gandhara

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