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Po Chu-I - The North Window: Bamboo and Rock

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015042

Type of Spiritual Experience

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A description of the experience

THE NORTH WINDOW: BAMBOO AND ROCK

A magisterial rock windswept and pure
and a few bamboo so lavish and green:

facing me, they seem full of sincerity.
I gaze into them and can’t get enough,

and there’s more at the north window
and along the path beside West Pond:

wind sowing bamboo clarities aplenty,
rain gracing the subtle greens of moss.

My wife’s still here, frail and old as me,
but no one else: the children are gone.

Leave the window open. If you close it,
who’ll keep us company for the night?

The source of the experience

Po Chu-I

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