Learning to Read Love Letters . . .

Roger Lynn is an experiential mystic – lover of life – photographer – flute player – poet – hiker – hot spring soaker – expresser of gratitude – blessed beyond the capacity of words to express. He currently lives in Boulder, CO.

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Every day, priests minutely examine the Law
And endlessly chant complicated sutras.
Before doing that, though, they should learn
How to read the love letters sent by the wind
and rain, the snow and moon.

By Ikkyu (Ikkyu Sojun)
(1394 – 1481)
English version by Sonya Arutzen

As I prepare to step back into retirement, this is my plan.



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