I welcome and embrace the month of October. It is my month of increasing power. It is the golden time.
Here is a poem from Daily Zen, to celebrate the arrival of the BEST MONTH and the day of all days.
Here, beside a clear deep lake
You live accompanied by clouds
Soft through the pines the moon arrives
To be your own pure-hearted friend
You rest under thatch in the shadow of your flowers
Your dewy herbs flourish in their bed of moss
Let me leave the world
Let me alight, like you
On your western mountain
with Phoenixes and cranes.
- Ch'an Chien