Haiku by Matsuo Basho. Artwork by myself
The 15th haiku from "Nozarashi Kiko"
Basho wrote:"Visiting the Taima Temple on Mount Futagami, we saw a pine in the courtyard that must have been a thousand years old, “big enough to hide oxen.” Though nonsentient, its connection to the Buddha preserved it from the woodsman’s axe. How fortunate, how awesome!