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Gathering Tea

Poet: Jakushitsu

To the branch’s edge
     and the leaf’s under surface
          be most attentive

Its pervasive aroma
     envelopes people far away

The realms of form and function
     can’t contain it

Spring leaks profusely
     through the basket

Rain in Autumn

Poet: Jakushitsu

Look at the moon before you point or speak

Illuminating the sky
     an unstained round light

If your face doesn’t possess the monk’s discerning eye

You become blinded by evening rains of autumn

Sitting in the Mountains

Poet: Jakushitsu

Rock slab seat
     legs folded
          sitting alone

Not loathing noise
     not savoring silence

The carefree clouds concur