December 01st, 2018

Listening to Snow

Cold night, no wind,
Bamboo making noises,
Noises far apart,
Now bunched together,
Filtering the pine-flanked lattice.
Listening with ears is less
Fine than listening with the mind.
Beside the lamp I lay aside
The half scroll of sutra.
- Hsu-t'ang (1185-1269)