February 10th, 2021

The House of Self Sufficiency

Those whose desires are never satiated
Would find it hard to share this residence.
Roasting on the brazier
"Young Maids" herbs;
On the desk,
The book of the Old Master.
With flowers and bamboo
The courtyard steps are freshened; With wind-blown mists t
The windows are purified. This person of Tao follows what lies beyond; Sits here in peace,
Wants nothing more. Wants nothing more.

Weng Chuan (d. 1214)