japonisme: seeing the moonlight

01 November 2006

seeing the moonlight

seeing the moonlight
spilling down
through these trees,
my heart fills to the brim
with autumn.

ono no komachi

see the charming website 'crackle mountain' in which japanese and chinese folk tales are illustrated with images choices that span the ages.

(poem from 'the ink dark moon,' translations by jane hirshfield and mariko aritani. top left artwork by hiroshige. top right artwork by walter j phillips.)

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Blogger Florence Forrest said...

Thanks for the lovely post :D


03 November, 2006 08:28  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

well, thank you! and you know what's interesting to me? that apparently xx is kisses for you in australia too? it is here, but for a lot of folks in the rest of the world, including europe, have never seen!

04 November, 2006 12:12  

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