when all thoughts are exhausted

 

Capsella - Shepherd's Purse

 

When all thoughts
are exhausted

I slip into the woods
and gather
a pile of shepherd’s purse.

Like the little stream
making its way
through the mossy crevices

I, too, quietly
turn clear and transparent.

– Ryokan


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4 thoughts on “when all thoughts are exhausted

  1. Thank you for your comment dear Carole – and for your kind wishes for the new year. I wish the same for you.

    I’m looking forward to seeing how your creative work unfolds in 2012…

    ~ ml

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