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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Clouds Come from Time to Time

(Snow in the Countryside, 1909, woodcut by Kamisaka
Sekka, 1862-1942, Japanese artist)

Clouds come from time to time
and bring to me a chance to rest
from looking at the moon.

~ Matsuo Bashō (1644-1694), Japanese master of the haiku, whose work would later influence Western poets like Ezra Pound

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you. Reading this poem today at this very hour made me feel strong, capable, something so different that words are not enough. All I can say is that I am here at a forgotten part of the world all by myself and your work/effort inspired me to go on. Thank you.