One day replete/Une journée pleine

//One day replete/Une journée pleine

One day replete/Une journée pleine

The whole day of words is wordless. I rest.
To be quick, I must be quiet.
Phone calls are answered. A friend offers tea. The stairs lead up and down, but one by one, nowhere. Thus I go.

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A monk asked Ummon, « What is speech that transcends the buddhas and goes beyond the patriarchs? »
Ummon replied, « Farm rice cake. »
Shoyoroku (The Book of Serenity), Case 78

By | 2015-10-02T20:11:00+01:00 avril 10th, 2008|Textes|1 Comment

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Enseignante Zen et poète, Sensei Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell est née et a grandi à Minneapolis, aux Etats-Unis. Arrivée en France en 1981 pour étudier la littérature et l’histoire, elle y est restée, s’installant à Paris, où elle élève ses deux enfants et gagne sa vie en tant que journaliste. The Zen teacher and poet Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell Sensei was born and raised in Minneapolis, but came to France in 1981 to study literature and history and has lived in Paris ever since, raising her two children and making a living as a journalist.

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  1. Ocean 19 avril 2008 at 21 h 47 min - Reply

    That rice cake was tasty

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