Taigu Ryokan

(1758-1831 / Japan)

Taigu Ryokan Poems

1. Down In The Village 8/31/2010
2. In The Morning 8/31/2010
3. No Luck Today On My Mendicant Rounds 8/31/2010
4. The Way Of The Holy Fool 8/31/2010
5. The Plants And Flowers 8/31/2010
6. The Wind Has Settled 8/31/2010
7. Midsummer 8/31/2010
8. My Cracked Wooden Bowl 8/31/2010
9. To Kindle A Fire 8/31/2010
10. To My Teacher 8/31/2010
11. For Children Killed In A Smallpox Epidemic 8/31/2010
12. At Master Do's Country House 8/31/2010
13. The Winds Have Died 8/31/2010
14. Three Thousand Worlds 8/31/2010
15. In My Youth I Put Aside My Studies 8/31/2010
16. Reply To A Friend 8/31/2010
17. Stretched Out 8/31/2010
18. Returning To My Native Village 8/31/2010
19. You Do Not Need Many Things 8/31/2010
20. White Hair 8/31/2010
21. This World 8/31/2010
22. How Can I Possibly Sleep 8/31/2010
23. In A Dilapidated Three-Room Hut 8/31/2010
24. Teishin 8/31/2010
25. The Lotus 8/31/2010
26. Wild Roses 8/31/2010
27. When I Was A Lad 8/31/2010
28. Orchid 8/31/2010
29. When All Thoughts 8/31/2010
30. Yes, I’m Truly A Dunce 8/31/2010
31. You Stop To Point At The Moon In The Sky 8/31/2010
32. Slopes Of Mount Kugami 8/31/2010
33. The Thief Left It Behind 8/31/2010
34. Like The Little Stream 8/31/2010
35. No Mind 8/31/2010
36. First Days Of Spring - The Sky 8/31/2010
37. Begging 8/31/2010
38. At Dusk 8/31/2010
39. My Legacy 8/31/2010
40. Rise Above 8/31/2010
Best Poem of Taigu Ryokan

I Watch People In The World

I watch people in the world
Throw away their lives lusting after things,
Never able to satisfy their desires,
Falling into deeper despair
And torturing themselves.
Even if they get what they want
How long will they be able to enjoy it?
For one heavenly pleasure
They suffer ten torments of hell,
Binding themselves more firmly to the grindstone.
Such people are like monkeys
Frantically grasping for the moon in the water
And then falling into a whirlpool.
How endlessly those caught up in the floating world suffer.
Despite myself, I fret over...

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Dreams

in this dream world
we doze
and talk of dreams --
dream, dream on,
as much as you wish

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