for you who

rarely visit,

though you have already arrived,

may the early evening storm

not blow so hard!


DSC_6858bckofford 2015


Sky Above, Great Wind

K Tanahashi

initially posted on September 1, 2015

What you want to acquire, you should dare to acquire by any means.  What you want to see, even though it is with difficulty, you should see.  You should not let it pass, thinking there will be another chance to see it or to acquire it. It is quite unusual to have a second chance to materialize your desire.

~Yosa Buson*


Haiku Master Buson

Y Sawa & E Shiffert




Coming, all is clear, no doubt about it.

Going, all is clear, without a doubt.

What, then, is it all?




Japanese Death Poems

Y Hoffmann


Someone asked, “what is my true nature?”

true nature

If you search for your “true’ nature, you grant the existence of a “false” one.  

If you make no attempt to define your nature, you will find nothing in it that is not true.*


Japanese Death Poems

Yoel Hoffmann


The remarkable thing about deja vu, or other vivid experiences of recollection,

is that they are vested with significances that we cannot put into words.

At an earlier time, whatever happened might have seemed important, or might not.

But the recollection is charged with relevance, and tears flow for no reason.

Robert Aitken, A Zen Wave