Coming to the closing of my silent series with two major works. This one is inspired by one of my favorite koans. A thief enters a monk, Ryokan's hut on the foot of the mountain only to find that there is nothing to steal. Ryokan returns and catches him. "You may have come a long way to visit me", he told the prowler, "and you should not return empty-handed. Please take my clothes as a gift."
The thief was bewildered, he took the clothes and ran away.
Ryokan sat naked watching the moon. "Poor fellow," he muttered, "I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon."