“A tree, would be enough
Or even a rock…”
…A tree, would be enough
Or even a rock, a small creek,
A bark shred in a pool.
Hill beyond hill, folded and twisted
Tough trees crammed
In thin stone fractures
A huge moon on it all, is too much.
The mind wanders…
Excerpt from Piute Creek by Gary Snyder
The Path to Peace Runs through the Heart
Created by Andrew Zarrillo
“I created this design on the creek bed of Big Austin Creek just steps from my vacation home.”
Location: Sequoia Beach Dreamery, Cazadero, California
even the hardest can shape
peace in our hearts…
Photograph and haiku kindly contributed to Zen Moments by the artist.
Andrew is a writer/editor and landscape designer living in Santa Rosa, California.
He writes: “I love being at the creek, especially during and after a rain storm. Each storm changes the contours of the creek bed and leaves its own unique signature — until the next storm. Such is nature’s power to shape the course of life — and me with it. Each spring, after the last storm, using a shovel and rake, I leave my own signature on the creek bed in gratitude for its teaching of impermanence.”
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