GYOZAN’S OBJECTS 鐵笛倒吹 二十七

If a thousand objects
are arrayed before you
what will you do,
what do you call them?

A sphere has no edges,
I can reach through a cloud.
Why would I try
to cut a moment in two,
or stuff a cloud in my pocket.


A reflection on Case 27 of the Iron Flute Koans

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