Little kitchen garden
you were not a disappointment.
Plenty for One Woman and a little
Now if it had not rained so much
there would have been more
squash and cucumbers.
At present turnip greens are turning
yellow because of the rain.
A few tomatoes and green peppers
on the vine
Clean up time
and will plant a small row of
The weather is magnificent
cool in the morning and night
Pleasant warm days
"Would you know a simile for life and death?
Compare them then to water and ice.
Water binds together to become ice.
Ice melts and turns back into water.
What has died must live again.
What has been born shall return to death.
Water and ice do no harm to each other.
Life and death are both of them good"
Cold Mountain 100 Poems by Han-shan