Like tangled hair

by Eihei Dogen

English version by Steven Heine
Original Language Japanese

Like tangled hair,
The circular delusion
Of beginning and end,
When straightened out,
A dream no longer.

-- from The Zen Poetry of Dogen: Verses from the Mountain of Eternal Peace, by Steven Heine

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Like tangled hair