21 April 2013

Feeling reticent
a cowslip hides her flowers
from the sun’s bright gaze.

Behind the back fence
oil seed rape comes into bloom
green mountains walking.

The last line of the haiku comes from Dogen’s Mountains and Rivers Sutra in which it is said “If you doubt mountains’ walking, you do not know your own walking; it is not that you do not walk, but that you do not know or understand your own walking. Since you do not know your walking, you should fully know the green mountains’ walking.”

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