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Freely I Watch the Tracks of the Flying Birds (MK23b)


Freely I watch the tracks of the flying birds.

—PZI Miscellaneous Koans, Case 23b

From Crossing the Brook:

a. Slowly I cross a brook and extinguish its sound.
b. My lazy gaze follows the tracks of the flying birds.

—PZI MK Case 23: Xuedou’s verse following Yunmen’s Good Day koan, Blue Cliff Record Case 6


Visual Artwork December 17, 2017

Bird Disappearing Among Clouds

Allison Atwill

Allison Atwill, “Birds Disappearing Among Clouds,” 2008. Acrylic on birch panel with gold leaf, 36″ x 48″.