Ancient Music in the Pines

After ten years in the red-light district
how solitary a spell in the mountains
I can see clouds a thousand miles away
hear ancient music in the pines

– Ikkyu

 

Ikkyu, 1394–1481, of Kyoto, Japan, was an iconoclastic Zen monk,
famous for his poetry and unconventionality.

 
 
 
 

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