Favor and disgrace are meaninglessby Wu Cailan
English version by Thomas Cleary
Original Language Chinese
Favor and disgrace are meaningless --
What's the use of contending?
Drifting clouds do not obstruct the shining moonlight.
Let the ox and the horse be called,
To both I can respond --
But how could I let a speck of dust
Into the city of the mind?
|-- from Immortal Sisters: Secret Teachings of Taoist Women, Edited by Thomas Cleary|
|The Shambhala Anthology of Women's Spiritual Poetry||Immortal Sisters: Secret Teachings of Taoist Women|