that’s my life and the world owes me nothing

 

Yes, I am

truly a dunce. Living

among the trees and plants,

don’t question me about illusion and

enlightenment. This old fellow just likes to smile to

himself. I wade across streams with bony legs,

and I carry a bag about in fine spring

weather. That’s my life, and

the world owes me

nothing.

 

Ryokan