gifts from heaven

The cloud-covered sky

is all open.

The heart of takuhatsu*

as it is –

a gift from heaven.

~Ryokan (Sky Above Great Wind, K Tanahashi)

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*takuhatsu – alms-begging.  Ryokan relied only on the fruits of takahassu for his food and substance.

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