Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Japanese
About the Author
W.S. Merwin won the Pulitzer Prize for his book of poems The Carriers of Ladders. He has published over a dozen other collections, including Finding the Islands and The Rain in the Trees.
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Soiku Shigematsu is a noted Zen scholar who has published two other books in English, A Zen Forest: Sayings of the Masters and A Zen Harvest: Japanese Folk Zen Sayings. He is the head priest of Shogen-ji Zen Temple in Shimizu, Japan.