Four-Line Poem in Cursive Script, 17th century
Duli Xingyi 獨立性易 (Jp. Dokuryū Shōeki, 1596-1672)
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)
Hanging scroll, ink on paper
23.5 x 25 cm; 105.6 x 35.2 cm (mounted)
Collection of Stuart Katz
With just one call of the rooster,
Startled awake, just like Shun!
One who ‘so diligently does what’s good’
Joys in possessing the tone of the Open Way.
—trans. Jonathan Chaves
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