Sunday, December 30, 2007

On the Occasion of the Death of Inindo Sensei, Winter 1938

One note of the shakuhachi
resounds endlessly
piercing the winter clouds

Fuyugumo no totoki kagiri kakure keri

Soen Nakagawa Roshi (1907-1984)
from the book Endless Vow: the zen path of Soen Nakagawa. Introduction by Eido T. Shimano, compiled and translated by Kazuaki Tanahashi & Roko Sherry Chayat (Shambala, 1996)

This is reprinted as a review of the book, which does not need any further review than an example of the one of the book's many poems.

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