Taigu Ryokan

(1758-1831 / Japan)

Comments about Taigu Ryokan

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (11/25/2016 5:26:00 AM)

    '' Teishin [the young nun who cared for him, in his last years of life] records that Ryōkan, seated in meditation posture, died 'just as if he were falling asleep' ''

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  • Carol Pranschke (12/5/2013 1:24:00 AM)

    His poetry is sublime. He is the Great Fool. He fell in love when he was in his 70's. Now that's cool.

Down In The Village

Down in the village
the din of
flute and drum,
here deep in the mountain
everywhere the sound of the pines.

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