Ox Transcended

 


 

#7 -Ox Transcended

Astride the bull, I reach home.
I am serene. The bull too can rest.
The dawn has come. In blissful repose,
Within my thatched dwelling
I have abandoned the whip and rope.

From "Ox Herding Poems" by Kakuan
Translated by Nyogen Senzaki and Paul Reps"