The Snowman by Wallace Stevens
One must have a mind of winter
"And, nothing himself, beholdsNothing that is not there and the nothing that is."
These last two lines of Steven's poem reflect the essence of wisdom expressed in the classic Buddhist statement: "Form is Emptiness and Emptiness is Form" from The Heart of the Prajna Paramita Sutra. Click here for one translation of the Heart Sutra with commentaries. Thanks to George Day, Santa Cruz, CA, for sending me this poem.