halfway up hill
none too warm
a bit on chilly side one might say
flowers fade fall
spring autumn pass
all must become dust
grown old in instant
hair turned white
face form alter
or lamp in damp
dawn dew soaked leaves of grass
been meaning to write this down
used to consult Book of Changes
Dao and Buddha
books don't save from death
poor & cold now winter approaching soon
not so far from cave to grave
After Tang poet Han-shan, a long way after!
Han-shan's name means "Cold Mountain".
This is greatly adapted, abbreviated, abridged ...