Sunday, July 3, 2011

Thought for the Day

If we gain something, it was there from the beginning.
If we lose something, it is hidden nearby.
~ Ryokan


Taigu Ryokan, 1758 0 1831, Zen Buddhist, Renowned Japanese Poet and Calligrapher

Ryokan, Zen Monk - Poet of Japan, trans. Burton Watson (Columbia University Press, 1992)

Selected Haiku and Other Poems by Ryokan


Joyce Wycoff said...

What a great thought!

Louise Gallagher said...


I've been having Internet access difficulties this weekend with my Shaw service cutting in and out -- I'm off to get caught up!

have a wonderful 4th of July!