Ryokan, greed and poison of the mind

Guest post from Dirk H. Ludwig, https://schreibrausch.com/


“If you don’t write about things deep in your own heart, what’s the point in making so many words?

Ryōkan, Zen monk, hermit and poet * 1798

“In this village

playing with the kids

I let the little ball bounce over and over again.

May this spring day never go away

at dusk. “


“In the shadow of the mountains

water-infused moss

Rivulets between the rocks –

slowly i get

a little clearer. “


I write for meaning seekers, writers, bloggers and copywriters, give courses in creative writing and web publishing. The topics range from characterization to dialogues, plotting and revising to help with publishing, web publishing and SEO. I am also concerned with what writing does to us, how it contributes to development, how it can fill our lives with meaning. Humor is not neglected here. I look forward to your questions, messages and comments.

(Translations by Moritz Ludwig)

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