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Flowing With Water

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flowing with water
I walked down to the village
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the sunlight freely reflects off
my freshly shaven head
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within life and death
snow falls ceaselessly
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I walk in the winds

brightness and darkness
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Fabrizio Frosini 08 June 2016

'' kaze no meian o tadoru '' '' I walk in the wind's / brightness and darkness ''

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Fabrizio Frosini 08 June 2016

'' mizu oto to issho ni sato e orite kita '' '' flowing with the water / I walked down to the village ''

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Fabrizio Frosini 08 June 2016

Like Basho, Santoka noted that ''when you travel you truly come to understand human beings, poetry, and nature. '' Santoka was more extreme than Basho, completely giving himself to mujo (impermanence) and sabi (solitude) . Santoka was a beggar-monk who always traveled alone, flowing with the clouds and water.

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Fabrizio Frosini 08 June 2016

'' soritate no atama ni zombun hi no hikari '' '' the sunlight freely reflects off / my freshly shaven head ''

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Fabrizio Frosini 08 June 2016

'' shoji no naka no yuki furishikiru '' '' within life and death / snow falls ceaselessly ''

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Fabrizio Frosini 08 June 2016

In his travels Santoka attempted to accept everything that came his way without clinging to ideas of self and others, true or false, good or bad, life or death.

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