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Emptiness Is Form

When, just as they are,
White dewdrops gather
On scarlet maple leaves,
Regard the scarlet beads!

Form Is Emptiness

The tree is stripped,
All colour, fragrance gone,
Yet already on the bough,
Uncaring spring!

~ Ikkyu

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One Response to “Form & Emptiness”

  1. Bob Mason February 24, 2014

    When, just as they are,
    White dewdrops gather
    On scarlet maple leaves,
    Regard the scarlet beads!

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