This piece was a commissioned work by the Mugrabi collection in New York. "Crazy Cloud" is a reference to the famous 15th century Zen poet monk, Ikkyu:
My Hovel The world before my eyes is wan and wasted just like me. The earth is decrepit, the sky stormy, all the grass withered. No spring breeze even at this late date, Just winter clouds swallowing up my tiny reed hut. Crazy Cloud is a demon in Daitos line But he hates the hellish bickering. What good are old koans and faded traditions? No use complaining any more, Ill just rely on my inner treasures. My real dwelling Has no pillars And no roof either So rain cannot soak it And wind cannot blow it down Every day priests minutely examine the Dharma And endlessly chant complicated sutras. Before doing that, though, they should learn How to read the love letters sent by the wind and rain, the snow and moon.