Reading Ryokan

Reading ‘The Zen Poems of Ryokan’. 

Breathtakingly beautiful, wise and peaceful.

Truth speaks through tea, trees, mountains and rivers. Hearing it, even in the midst of the city.

Adrift as a cloud, 
I have nought to hold me back,
For I am a priest.
With my heart void of desires,
I must leave all to the winds.

— Ryokan, Zen Poet-Priest