Form in Void

by Ikkyu (Ikkyu Sojun)

English version by Lucien Stryk and Takashi Ikemoto
Original Language Japanese

The tree is stripped,
All color, fragrance gone,
Yet already on the bough,
Uncaring spring!

-- from Zen Poetry: Let the Spring Breeze Enter, Translated by Lucien Stryk / Translated by Takashi Ikemoto

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Recommended Books: Ikkyu (Ikkyu Sojun)

Zen Poetry: Let the Spring Breeze Enter
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The Poetry of Zen: (Shambhala Library)
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Crow With No Mouth: Fifteenth Century Zen Master Ikkyu
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Wild Ways: Zen Poems of Ikkyu
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Ikkyu and the Crazy Cloud Anthology: A Zen Poet of Medieval Japan
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Form in Void