October 09th, 2020

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
The windows are purified.
This man of Tao follows what lies beyond;
He sits here in peace, seeking nothing more.

Weng Chuan (d. 1214)