Sound of a Flower
Silently a flower blooms,
In silence it falls away;
Yet here now, at this moment, at this place
the whole of the flower
the whole of the world is blooming.
This is the talk of the flower, the truth of the blossom;
The glory of eternal life is fully shining here.
Zenkai Shibayama, Zen Master (1894-1974)
Silence on Fire