Enumeration LEATH TONINO
20 Things AncienT chinese
PoeTs TAughT Me
NOVEMBER | DECEMBER 2015
1. A good sta= is handy in the mountains, as
is a bottle of wine, as is the rising moon.
2. Dangling a fishhook o= a flat rock in the
middle of a river for all eternity may or may
not be possible but it’s worth a try.
3. It’s better to be addicted to moss than
wealth, sex, or fame.
4. Few joys rival walking an old path in new
5. A cloud can eat ten thousand pines, an
entire valley, the sky, and your name.
6. A cloud can also be worn as a jacket.
7. Even when clouds are metaphors they
8. Ditto for ringing bells.
9. Trust ferns.
10. On a calm lake at night one can row a
small wooden boat across the stars.
11. Watching plum blossoms come and go
makes people very happy but also very sad.
12. Ditto for cherry blossoms.
13. Ditto for peach blossoms.
14. When feeling homesick while traveling
pay attention to the local birds because they
carry a piece of the land you miss in their
mouths as a song.
15. Winter is a mood as well as a season.
16. There are places worth visiting that can
only be reached by sitting silently in an
17. A paw print in the mud is enough.
18. A red leaf curled at the edges is more
19. A book of poems and a pot of tea are
almost too much to handle.
20. A ringing bell is a ringing bell. A
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