In the midst of illusion I awaken to the true path.  ~ Dogen

Deep grass, awaken, pathway

Drifting pitifully in the whirlwind of birth and death,
As if wandering in a dream {muchū},

In the midst of illusion I awaken to the true path;

There is one more matter I must not neglect,


Raindrops, awaken, pathway

But I need not bother now,

As I listen to the sound of the evening rain

Falling on the roof of my temple retreat

In the deep grass of Fukakusa.

~ Eihei Dogen

Text from The Zen Poetry of Dogen: Verses from the Mountain of Eternal Peace, by Steve Heine
Images (edited and logo added): Featured & 1) Footpath, Free-Photos 2) Priroda by diego_torres, CC0 Public Domain from Pixabay.com
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