December 01st, 2020

The Meditation Hall behind Poshan Temple

I entered an ancient temple at dawn
The rising sun lit the tall trees
A trail led off to a secluded place
To a meditation hall in a flowering wood
Where mountain light pleased the hearts of bird
And pond reflections stilled minds

Yhe ten thousand noises were hushed All I heard was a bell.

Ch'ang Chien (708-765)