Taming the Ox



#5 - Taming the Ox

Monotype Print
15 " x 22"

The whip and rope are necessary,
Else he might stray off down some dusty road.
Being well trained, he becomes naturally gentle.
Then, unfettered, he obeys his master.


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