waga iho wa
koshi no shirayama
kouri mo yuki mo
kumo kakari keri
cozy winter den
ice and snow
overlaid by clouds
The voice of the valley is endlessly preaching.
The colour of the mountain is nothing but pure body.
During the night, I heard eighty-four thousand verses.
How shall I expound this to others?
Su Dongpo, composed when visiting Mount Lushan overnight (quoted from ‘The Wholehearted Way’ by Koushou Uchiyama Roshi)