August 15, 2011

White clouds above Engaku-ji

The blistering sun of August is overwhelmingly taking over the quiet hill and valley surrounding this old temple with its abundant light and intense heat.

The bluish-green coppered roof of the Buddha hall is glistening in the relentless sun.

The luxuriant summer leaves of trees are absorbing the brilliant sunlight in a rapture of delight.

The deep voices of sutra-chanting are sounding in unison with the ecstatic singing of cicadas.

White feathery clouds are endlessly drifting across the dazzling azure sky.

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