Posts tagged dream
Waking from this dream with a start, he felt himself surrounded by deep sadness. Devoid of value, it seemed to him, devoid of value and meaning was this life he’d been living; nothing that was alive, nothing in any way precious or worthy of keeping, had remained in his hands. Alone he stood, and empty, like a shipwrecked man upon the shore.
clears up reality
and dream alike.
Sunao Jisei, death poem, Zen monk (1887-1926)
Late at night, listening to the winter rain
Recalling my youth —
Was it only a dream? Was I really young once?
— Ryōkan (1758–1831), Zen poet