this abandoned house

Before I arrived,

who were the people living here?

Only violets remain. ~ Issa

This abandoned house


in the mountain village –

how many winter nights

has the autumn moon spent here ~Ono No Komachi




4 Replies to “this abandoned house”

  1. House-builder, you’re seen!
    You will not build a house again.
    All your rafters broken,
    the ridge pole dismantled,
    immersed in dismantling,
    the mind has attained to the end of craving.

    Dhammapada 154

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