Never forgetby Kobayashi Issa
English version by Lucien Stryk and Takashi Ikemoto
Original Language Japanese
we walk on hell,
gazing at flowers.
|-- from Zen Poetry: Let the Spring Breeze Enter, Translated by Lucien Stryk / Translated by Takashi Ikemoto|
/ Photo by mikebaird /
This is one of those rare haiku that I love one moment and hate the next. I guess it depends on whether or not I remember to gaze at flowers in the moment...
Have a beautiful, flower-filled weekend!
|Zen Poetry: Let the Spring Breeze Enter||The Enlightened Heart: An Anthology of Sacred Poetry||The Poetry of Zen: (Shambhala Library)||Haiku Enlightenment||A Box of Zen: Haiku the Poetry of Zen, Koans the Lessons of Zen, Sayings the Wisdom of Zen|