|high moor 2/Roselle Angwin 2007|
So we have come to the end of one journey and the next one begins.
That ancient Buddhist text, the Diamond Sutra, offers the following words on impermanence (and if I've posted these words before, my apologies!). The little piece below has been adapted to make a chant. I love singing this to myself and the dog (no one else will listen).
Oh have you see this world –
a drop of dew
a bubble in a stream
lightning in a summer cloud –
a phantom, and a dream...
And my riff on a poem by Ch'ing Kung, C14th:
Things of the past are already long gone
and things to come still beyond our imagining's horizon.
The Tao is just this moment, these words, the silence behind them –
and the fallen leaves, this flock of redwing.