Emptiness is a long story

by Shih Shu

English version by James H. Sanford
Original Language Chinese

Emptiness is a long story
that swallows up heaven and earth
a splash of ink turns into two dragons
stray clouds become an azure dog

-- from The Clouds Should Know Me By Now: Buddhist Poet Monks of China, Edited by Red Pine

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