DOGEN ZENJI'S WAKASHU 道元禅師和歌集 (more waka)
(Dogen Zenji's Waka Collection: GROUP 4: Doctrinal Poems)
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The true person —
not someone in particular —
more like a deep blue
color, or the limitless sky —
anyone, anywhere in the world.
A mandarin duck
or is that a seagull floating?
Who can say —
White crests breaking
between the standing waves.
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(Zen Master) DOGEN ZENJI'S (道元禅師)
(Gender Inclusive) STUDIES OF THE WAY (學道) | (INDEX)
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Above: lily pond photo & waka translations: