She-Chien, Layman Tung-lin of Tzuke, Sends Me Pine Pollen Balls, Which I Am Glad to Receive–Though They Are Not Meant toBe Eaten by People in the World of Dust. I Respond with a Poem Instead of a Letter by Wei Ying-wu

From five-needle pines in beryl-blue gorges
gathered in the clouds along with the dew
you made your magic pills after summoning the immortals
thinking of benighted friends you sent some down to me
fasting before an altar today I finally ate them
suddenly the stench of mundane life seems wrong
gazing at your cloud-wrapped peak I send this back in thanks
the brass seal at my waist tugs against my heart

translated by Red Pine

6 thoughts on “She-Chien, Layman Tung-lin of Tzuke, Sends Me Pine Pollen Balls, Which I Am Glad to Receive–Though They Are Not Meant toBe Eaten by People in the World of Dust. I Respond with a Poem Instead of a Letter by Wei Ying-wu

  1. Great poem!
    Off topic, but
    Have you noticed that the http:// has disappeared from your URL? It has vanished from mine & many more. This means we are vulnerable to internet thieves. I have reported this to WP and hope others will, as well. It seems if a sites URL has .wordpress.com in the URL everything is fine.

  2. WP finally got back to me. It seems all is okay, and there is one pinpointed item they are looking into. They say it will not be long until everyone has the green padlock & https designation.

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