June 26, 2012

A Song of the Rolling Earth

I swear there is no greatness or power that does not emulate those of the earth,
There can be no theory of any account unless it corroborate the theory of the earth,
No politics, song, religion, behavior, or what not, is of account,
unless it compare with the amplitude of the earth,
Unless it face the exactness, vitality, impartiality, rectitude of the earth. 

 ~ From A Song of the Rolling Earth by Walt Whitman

June 12, 2012


When you hear the splash
Of the water drops that fall
Into the stone bowl,
You will feel that all the dust
Of your mind is washed away.

 ~ Zen Tea Master, Sen-No-Rikyu