Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Su Shi (1037-1101)
Visiting the Temple of Auspicious Fortune Alone on Winter Solstice
Deep at the bottom of the well no warmth has yet returned,
The rain which sighs and feels so cold has dampened withered roots.
What sort of man at such a time would come to visit the teacher?
As this is not a time for flowers, I find I've come alone.