Princess Shikishi Poem – 式子内親王の詩

今日はこの詩を見つかりました。本当に本当にきれいだと思いました。そしてこのブログで付けて、忘れないようにしました。Winter Becoming Spring1In spring toowhat first stands out —Mount Otowa —from the snow at its peakthe rays of the sun appear.2Here deep in the hills,my pine door would never knowthat springtime had come —but for a broken trickleof jewels of melted snow.3Though warblers have not called,in the sound of cascadespouring down rocksspring is heard.Spring4With spring […]

East Coker – T.S. Eliot

I’m fascinated by this poem.  I heard a few snippets of it from this music and had to know where it came from.     Grasscut – Blink In The Night “East Coker,” from *The Four Quartets* I. In my beginning is my end. In succession Houses rise and fall, crumble, are extended, Are removed, destroyed, […]

Favorite Quotes

I decided to keep a record of my favorite quotes in this blog.  Here are my favorites so far and I’ll post new ones as I come across them.  “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo DaVinci”The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page” – St. Augustine” A […]