Word Temple

poetry

 

And now this, from Ikkyu, an ancient Zen priest:
( he is described  as “rascally”)

 

I’d love to give you something
but, what would help?
Self other right wrong
wasting your life arguing
face it
you’re happy, really
you are happy.

 

( The symbol at the top of this post represents  the chinese characters for poetry: Word Temple; I found this poem and this symbol on an excellent blog post about poetry)

 

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