Sweet Potato

by Shinkichi Takahashi

English version by Lucien Stryk and Takashi Ikemoto
Original Language Japanese

Of all things living
I'd be a sweet potato,
fresh dug up.

-- from Triumph of the Sparrow: Zen Poems of Shinkichi Takahashi, Translated by Lucien Stryk / Translated by Takashi Ikemoto

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Sweet Potato