japonisme: rush

03 July 2007



Feign a great calm;

all gay transport soon ends.

Chant: who knows—

flight's end or flight's beginning

for the resting gull?

Heart, be still.

Say there is money but it rusted;

say the time of moon is not right for escape.

It's the color in the lower sky

too broadly suffused,

or the wind in my tie.

Know amazedly how

often one takes his madness

into his own hands

and keeps it.

Lorine Niedecker

From Lorine Niedecker: Collected Works by Lorine Niedecker, © 2002 The Regents of the University of California, University of California Press.

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Blogger harlequinpan said...

These are very moved!i love the painting of Shibata Zeshin,like his seal,is really!

04 July, 2007 03:56  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

interesting perspective! i'm so glad you like them too.

04 July, 2007 19:45  

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