Taigu Ryokan

(1758-1831 / Japan)

The Winds Have Died - Poem by Taigu Ryokan

The winds have died, but flowers go on falling;
birds call, but silence penetrates each song.

The Mystery! Unknowable, unlearnable.
The virtue of Kannon.


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 31, 2010



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