Tuesday, July 07, 2009

dosojin no maneki ni aite...

I seemed to be possessed by the spirits of wanderlust, and they all but deprived me of my senses. The guardian spirits of the road beckoned, and I could not settle down to work

--Oku no Hosomichi, Matsuo Basho, tr. Donald Keene



sozoro kami no mono ni tsukite kokoro o kuruhase, dousojin no maneki ni aite . . .