Riding the Ox



#6 -Riding the Ox

Monotype Print
15 " x 22"

Mounting the bull, slowly I return homeward.
The voice of my flute intones through the evening.
Measuring with hand-beats the pulsating harmony,
I direct the endless rhythm.
Whoever hears this melody will join me.

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