history principles practice stories, books, media discussion forum organizations resources
zenguide.com logo
 
Thursday Oct 23 2014 02:40AM ET
º login º register º email º guestbook º printer friendly
grey dot
  One day a girl in geisha house hailed the Japanese Zen master Mokudo by name.
He went inside and discovered that the girl was a childhood acquaintance.
The crops had failed one year in their village, and she had become a courtesan... continue...

z
.
e
.
n
menu left history menu spacer principles menu spacer practice menu spacer zen media menu spacer discussion forum menu spacer organization directory menu spacer resources  
login
  DISCUSSION FORUM
» topic list   » start a new topic   » my tracked topics   » view topic
grey dot

horizontal line
→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: THE CLOUD
vertical line Posted on Aug.14.2007 @ 05:39PM EDT by ______
I am the daughter of Earth and Water,
And the nursling of the Sky:
I pass through the pores of the ocean and shores;
I change, but I cannot die.
For after the rain, when with never a stain
The pavilion of heaven is bare,
And the winds and sunbeams with their convex gleams
Build up the blue dome of air,
I silently laugh at my own cenotaph,
And out of the caverns of rain,
Like a child from the womb, like a ghost from the tomb,
I arise, and unbuild it again.

~~Percy Bysshe Shelley, 'The Cloud'

http://www.cloudappreciationsociety.org/
Go to Latest Reply   Reply to this Topic
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from Lynnoh
Aug.14.2007
06:22PM EDT 
Email Lynnoh
vertical line :)
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 73485
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from 77 zen ror
Aug.14.2007
06:24PM EDT 
Email 77 zen ror
vertical line You are awaken in the lite of the sprit. You have compassion in your heart & eyes.You give love back to life.
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 73486
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from Woodsman
Aug.15.2007
01:44PM EDT 
Email Woodsman
vertical line Is flirting an option here?
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 73491
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from ______
Aug.15.2007
05:59PM EDT 
vertical line “It is a strange thing how little in general people know about the sky. It is the part of all creation in which nature has done more for the sake of pleasing man, more, for the sole and evident purpose of talking to him and teaching him, than in any other of her works, and it is just the part in which we least attend to her. There are not many of her other works in which some more material or essential purpose than the mere pleasing of man is not answered by every part of their organization; but every essential purpose of the sky might, as far as we know, be answered, if once in three days, or thereabouts, a great, ugly black rain cloud were brought up over the blue, and everything well watered, and so all left blue again till next time, with perhaps a film of morning and evening mist for dew. And instead of this, there is not a moment of any day of our lives, when nature is not producing scene after scene, picture after picture, glory after glory, and working still upon such exquisite and constant principles of the most perfect beauty, that it is quite certain it is all done for us, and intended for our perpetual pleasure. And every man, wherever placed, however far from other sources of interest or of beauty, has this doing for him constantly… the sky is for all; bright as it is, it is not “too bright, nor good, for human nature’s daily food,” it is fitted in all its functions for the perpetual comfort and exalting of the heart, for the soothing it and purifying it from its dross and dust. Sometimes gentle, sometimes capricious, sometimes awful, never the same for two moments together; almost human in its passions, almost spiritual in its tenderness, almost divine in its infinity, it is surely meant for the chief teacher of what is immortal in us, as it is the chief minister of chastisement or of blessing to what is mortal."

~John Ruskin, ‘Of the Open Sky’ Modern Painters I, Part II, Section III
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 73517
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from ______
Aug.15.2007
06:01PM EDT 
vertical line “O! It is pleasant with a head of ease,
Just after sunset, or by moonlight skies,
To make the shifting clouds be what you please.”

~Samuel Taylor Coleridge
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 73519
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from ______
Aug.16.2007
08:04AM EDT 
vertical line
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 73533
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from Lynnoh
Aug.16.2007
09:02AM EDT 
Email Lynnoh
vertical line :)
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 73534
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from ______
Aug.16.2007
10:19AM EDT 
vertical line
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 73539
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from ______
Aug.16.2007
10:21AM EDT 
vertical line
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 73540
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from ______
Aug.16.2007
10:48AM EDT 
vertical line
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 73544
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from ______
Aug.16.2007
10:49AM EDT 
vertical line
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 73546
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from Lynnoh
Aug.16.2007
10:50AM EDT 
Email Lynnoh
vertical line its raining  :)
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 73547
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from ______
Aug.16.2007
10:50AM EDT 
vertical line
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 73548
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from Lynnoh
Aug.16.2007
11:23AM EDT 
Email Lynnoh
vertical line almost
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 73553
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from Woodsman
Aug.16.2007
02:01PM EDT 
Email Woodsman
vertical line Bingo! With the monkey, if you want to qualify Curious George and the Hardy Boy's book 'The Masked Monkey... Whoah!!! Book number/page number same/same. Ok, I'm calling Jesus/God.
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 73556
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from 77 zen ror
Aug.16.2007
04:39PM EDT 
Email 77 zen ror
vertical line Wow that was so loveing & compassed. With the sprit of the sky. felld with love for or eyes to enjoy. Thank you,so much RORY
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 73557
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from ______
Aug.16.2007
05:58PM EDT 
vertical line Tea? Vanilla, Brahmi or Peppermint?
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 73567
horizontal line
 
horizontal line
Reply from 77 zen ror
Aug.16.2007
08:36PM EDT 
Email 77 zen ror
vertical line Green tea, Looking out over the west sun set in the forest of trees & beinging in the moment of zenen. Lets all go I wiil drive it;s a 20 min. drive for me.
vertical line Quote & Reply   Post Reply 73574
horizontal line
 
Back To Topic List   Go to Top of Page

 



SUPPORT ZENGUIDE.COM
If you are planning on purchasing any product from amazon.com, you can help us out by using the search box to the right or by clicking on this link to begin shopping.


Purchase posters, art prints, media (music CD & DVD)

buy this JAPANESE SCHOOL - CALLIGRAPHY
by
Puchase this Item
More Art Prints & Media
Zen & Buddhism books
 
 
d
.
i
.
s
.
c
.
u
.
s
.
s
.
i
.
o
.
n
.

.
f
.
o
.
r
.
u
.
m
.
Copyright © 1999 - 2014 zenguide.com - All rights reserved. °