Every day the same routine
Only with myself in harmony
Not right or wrong but abiding
Nothing revealed or misplaced
Paying no heed to purple or vermillion
Or the distant mountains beyond the dust
Just the miracle and wonder here and now
Of hauling water and firewood
…An anthology of Chinese poetry from the Tang Dynasty, including poems from the Buddhist and Daoist traditions, that explore the experience of spiritual awakening.
About the Author
Joe Lamport is a writer and translator who lives in North America not far below the 41st parallel. You can read many of his poems and translations on his blog or follow him on Twitter @josephlamport .