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