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. This World 8/31/2010
21. How Can I Possibly Sleep 8/31/2010
22. In A Dilapidated Three-Room Hut 8/31/2010
23. Teishin 8/31/2010
24. The Lotus 8/31/2010
25. Wild Roses 8/31/2010
26. When I Was A Lad 8/31/2010
27. Orchid 8/31/2010
28. Yes, I’m Truly A Dunce 8/31/2010
29. When All Thoughts 8/31/2010
30. You Stop To Point At The Moon In The Sky 8/31/2010
31. Slopes Of Mount Kugami 8/31/2010
32. The Thief Left It Behind 8/31/2010
33. Like The Little Stream 8/31/2010
34. White Hair 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

Too Lazy To Be Ambitious

Too lazy to be ambitious,
I let the world take care of itself.
Ten days' worth of rice in my bag;
a bundle of twigs by the fireplace.
Why chatter about delusion and enlightenment?
Listening to the night rain on my roof,
I sit comfortably, with both legs stretched out.

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Down In The Village

Down in the village
the din of
flute and drum,
here deep in the mountain
everywhere the sound of the pines.

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