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If there are mountains, I look at the mountains;
On rainy days I listen to the rain.
Spring, summer, autumn, winter.
Tomorrow too will be good.
Tonight too will be good.




-- from Mountain Tasting: The Haiku and Journals of Santoka Taneda, by Santoka Teneda / Translated by John Stevens



Poetry Chaikhana | Santoka (Santoka Taneda) - If there are mountains, I look at the mountains

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baron_waste
Dec. 5th, 2014 01:06 am (UTC)


That's only 'cuz his TV was busted.

Hoo hah!

bobby1933
Dec. 5th, 2014 01:35 am (UTC)
:)

When a mountain is seen by one using a "beginner's mind" it might be more interesting than most of what is on television.
baron_waste
Dec. 5th, 2014 02:27 am (UTC)
Cloud patterns are more interesting than television programming.  Mind you, it's good to have the choice, but I made mine years ago - the only televised images I watch nowadays are movies and some vintage TV shows and not many of those.  I'm the only one I know at work who even looks at the sky.
madman101
Dec. 5th, 2014 03:04 am (UTC)
this!
madman101
Dec. 5th, 2014 03:03 am (UTC)
"If there are boobs, I look at the boobs" - some guy
bobby1933
Dec. 5th, 2014 05:07 am (UTC)
:)
amaebi
Dec. 6th, 2014 12:39 pm (UTC)
Somehow I missed this yesterday. I like it a lot!
(Anonymous)
Dec. 6th, 2014 07:00 pm (UTC)

:)

Like a lot of haiku, this can seem simple, obvious, or profound. I like to think it is both simple and deep; and for people like me for whom so much else is confusing -- i'm glad its obvious.
bobby1933
Dec. 6th, 2014 07:09 pm (UTC)
Anonymous
That was me.
amaebi
Dec. 6th, 2014 11:32 pm (UTC)
But Paying Attention seems to be quite unnatural for a lot of human beings.

And the most profound things I know tend to be pretty simple, but turn things around, conceptually and in practice.
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