The model of a Japanese Zen priest,
borrowed from The Reformed Buddhist
Kerry's intriguing Sunday challenge at Imaginary Garden With Real Toads is a Chinese koan. Her instructions and historical references can be found here.
The sound of rice swishing in the sorting basket
is like small pebbles in a tilted rain-stick.
Is that the scent of fresh rain, through the open doorway?
The rice is full of imperfections today.