Ikkyu

Ikkyu was a Zen Buddhist monk and poet of fifteenth century Japan.

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Rain, the Snow, and Moon

Every day, priests minutely examine the Law And endlessly chant complicated sutras. Before doing that, though, they should learn How to read the love letters sent by the wind and rain,      the snow and moon.  ♦ Trans. Sonja Arntzen. From Ikkyu and the Crazy Cloud Anthology: A Zen Poet of Medieval Japan. University of […]

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