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Ikkyu's Well (MK22)


In a well that was never dug
water ripples from a spring that doesn’t flow.
Someone with no shadow or form
is drawing the water.

—PZI Miscellaneous Koans, Case 22 (from a poem by Ikkyu)

Misc December 17, 2017

The Well

Allison Atwill

Allison Atwill, “The Well,” 2012. Acrylic on birch panel with copper, gold, and silver leaf, 28″ x 28″.