“Silence during Ikebana”
Silence during Ikebana.
Silence during the preparation of the tea,
during the pouring of the tea,
the drinking of the tea,
the putting away of the tea utensils.
Silence in the sand garden,
the rake flowing gently around the stones.
I lean far back, considering the clouds.
In downtown Koyoto, the neon signs go crazy.
When shall I speak?