Sunday, February 28, 2010

hotoke ni wa

hotoke ni wa
sakura no hana o
waga nochi no yo o
hito toburawaba

When gone in death,
I'll take cherry blossoms
as your rite for me . . .
if any wishes to make memorial here
for me in my life over there

-- Saigyō; tr. William R. LaFleur

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Yakushi Nyorai

Sunday, February 21, 2010

I Shall Be Released

Friday, February 19, 2010

Breasts -- Gary Snyder

That which makes milk can't help but concentrate
out of the food of the world
right up to the point where we suck it,
poison, too ...

Gary Snyder, Axe Handles

Breasts -- Gary Snyder