Sunday, February 28, 2010

hotoke ni wa

hotoke ni wa
sakura no hana o
tatematsure
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