Yes, I’m Truly A Dunce Poem by Taigu Ryokan

Yes, I’m Truly A Dunce

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Yes, I’m truly a dunce
Living among trees and plants.
Please don’t question me about illusion and enlightenment --
This old fellow just likes to smile to himself.
I wade across streams with bony legs,
And carry a bag about in fine spring weather.
That’s my life,
And the world owes me nothing.

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Fabrizio Frosini 26 November 2016

'' I’m Truly A Dunce '' :)) Ryo means good, kan means broad, Taigu means great fool; - Ryokan Taigu would thus translate as broad-hearted generous fool

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