Unfettered at last, a traveling monk,
I pass the old Zen barrier.
Mine is a traceless stream-and-cloud life,
Of these mountains, which shall be my home?
– Manan (1591-1654)
The Penguin Book of Zen Poetry
Translated by Lucien Stryk and Takashi Ikemoto
Rest Well Robert Aitken Roshi June 19, 1917 – August 5, 2010