Daily Lectio Divina: Crossing the lake from South Mountain to North Mountain

Episode 389

In this episode of the guided lectio divina podcast, we’re continuing our series on the ancient form of Chinese poetry called shan-shui, or Rivers-and-Mountains, using selections from The Mountain Poems of Hsieh Ling-yun.  Today we’re using a selection from “Crossing the lake from South Mountain to North Mountain.”

Isn’t this how heaven and earth touch us,
this exquisite burgeoning forth of things:

young bamboo still wrapped in green slips
and new rushes fluttering purple flowers…?

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