drafty mountain hut

always at home, forever on the way

Month: February, 2017

Sunday Poesy

by tendo zenji

Cancel all Debts

Robbers never strike at the homes of the poor;
Private wealth does not benefit the entire nation.
Calamity has its source in the accumulated riches of a few,
People who lose their souls for ten thousand coins.

-Ikkyu (1394-1491)


by tendo zenji


Snow day at Chobo-Ji.

deep snow—

on the signpost

a crow caws

Issa Kobayashi


mountain temple—

deep under snow

a bell

Issa Kobayashi