This poster of a poem was spotted in a Tokyo shop window by Zeuler Lima, on leave to teach in Tokyo this semester. He has “roughly” translated it as:
Branches support flowers.
Trunk supports branches
Roots support trunk.
But we can’t see the roots.
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By Japanese Poet Mitsuo Aida, known as the “The Poet of Zen”.