Under dark pines
all is the color
of falling snow
the mountain path
already swathed in whiteness

From Gazing at the Moon: Buddhist Poems of Solitude by Saigyo, translated by Meredith McKinney © 2021. Reprinted with permission of Shambhala Publications.

Get Daily Dharma in your email

Start your day with a fresh perspective

a photo of a Buddhist meditating
Explore timeless teachings through modern methods.

With Stephen Batchelor, Sharon Salzberg, Andrew Olendzki, and more

See Our Courses

Thank you for subscribing to Tricycle! As a nonprofit, to keep Buddhist teachings and practices widely available.

This article is only for Subscribers!

Subscribe now to read this article and get immediate access to everything else.

Subscribe Now

Already a subscriber? Log in.