My mind is like a jade jar of iceby Wu Cailan
English version by Thomas Cleary
Original Language Chinese
My mind is like a jade jar of ice,
Never invaded by even half a mote of dust.
Though the jade jar be obscured without,
I pay no mind at all --
On the terrace of Immortals,
I climb straight to the highest level.
|-- 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|