Saturday, February 11, 2012
(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