May 14th, 2018

I live far off in the wild
where moss and woods
are thick and plants perfumed
I can see mountains rain or shine
and never hear market noise
I light a few leaves in my stove
to heat tea
to patch my robe
I cut off a cloud
lifetimes seldom fill
a hundred years
why suffer for profit and fame

Shih-wu (1272-1352)