I sat facing you for hours but you didn't speakby Ryokan
Original Language Japanese
I sat facing you for hours but you didn't speak;
Then I finally understood the unspoken meaning.
Removed from their covers, books lay scattered about;
Outside the bamboo screen, rain beats against the plum tree.
|-- from Dewdrops on a Lotus Leaf: Zen Poems of Ryokan, Translated by John Stevens|
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