Lotus and Rose



Sometimes the reflections in a dew drop show you things you've never seen before.

Dewdrops include a variety of droplets by various authors.
They are listed in the column on the right.
Click on a title to view the Droplet.

And remember, the seeker is the sought.

The Lotus

First blooming in the Western Paradise,
The lotus has delighted us for ages.
It's white petals are covered with dew,
Its jade green leaves spread out over the pond,
And its pure fragrance perfumes the wind.
Cool and majestic, it rises from the murky water.
The sun sets behind the mountains
But I remain in the darkness, too captivated to leave.

-- Ryōkan

The poem above is from the delightful little book,
 Dewdrops on a Lotus Leaf : Zen Poems of Ryokan