After reading many poems by Ikkyū you can begin to scratch the surface of the type of man he was. He most certainly adhered to his own set of rules regardless of his monkly vows…
His words are sweet, such as the above excerpt. They are honest. They are crude. They are expressive of “him” – his emotions, his wants, and his needs.
Take a cue from Ikkyū and learn to be “here” now. Take pleasure in the joy of the ever present moment and listen to what the universe has to say. Let it guide you to grand places.
Listen to the worlds love letters written across every surface and within every being.