In a bitter wind

by Buson

English version by Sam Hamill
Original Language Japanese

In a bitter wind
a solitary monk bends
to words cut in stone

-- from The Poetry of Zen: (Shambhala Library), Edited by Sam Hamill / Edited by J. P. Seaton

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In a bitter wind