Twenty five Chinese poems - Winter - The Old Fisherman
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
THE OLD FISHERMAN
The blast of the north begins to blow,
For the storm awakes !
The reed-flowers, flying above and below,
Whiten the air like fluttering flakes
Beyond the fence of the osier-stalks
A misty half-moon sets,
But the old, old fisherman laughs and talks
And patches the worn-out nets.
Now is the year at an end ;
The wandering salmon descend
Far down to the shore where the rivers
And are lost in the salt of the sea !
The source of the experienceTwenty five Chinese poems
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
SuppressionsBeauty, art and music
Communing with nature