The vast flood

by Ikkyu (Ikkyu Sojun)

English version by R. H. Blyth
Original Language Japanese

The vast flood
Rolls onward
But yield yourself,
And it floats you upon it.

-- from Zen and Zen Classics, by R. H. Blyth

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