January 16th, 2020

Passing the Temple of Teeming Fragrance

Where is the Temple of Teeming Fragrance?
Miles and miles into cloud-peaks.
Ancient trees: no obvious path.
Deep in the mountains: where, this bell?
Fountains sob, swallowing perilous rocks.
Sun color chills green pines.
Dusk. At an empty pools bend,
Meditation clears the heart’s virulent dragon.

Wang Wei