Ryōkan Taigu – Untitled Poem

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A statue of Ryōkan Taigu

Like the little stream
Making its way
Through the mossy crevices
I, too, quietly
Turn clear and transparent.


2 thoughts on “Ryōkan Taigu – Untitled Poem

    KD said:
    April 15, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    Nice. Due to current events in OKC I have been reading some Japanese Death Poems. Japanese have a way. 9780804831796

      wes responded:
      April 15, 2013 at 1:51 PM

      Unattachment is a particular specialization of Zen practitioners, and relevant to the times. I’ll see if I can find or remember something appropriate to the circumstances.

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