“I’ve waited for you

for a long time” – for your song,

my mountain cuckoo   ~Issa*

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This week, show us a photo of whatever you’d like, but make sure it’s saturated. It can be black and white, a single color, a few hues, or a complete rainbow riot; just make sure it’s rich and powerful. Let’s turn the comments into an instant mood-booster!

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Initially posted on September 27, 2013

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The Spring of my Life

Trans: Sam Hamill

I raise the mirror of my life

Up to my face: sixty years.

With a s wing I smash the reflection–

The world as usual

All in its place.

                                      ~ Taigen Sofu*

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Japanese Death Poems

complied by Yod Hoffmann

Every life is a point of view directed upon the universe. Strictly speaking, what one life sees no other can. Every individual, . . . is an organ, for which there can be no substitute, constructed for the apprehension of truth . . . Without the development, the perpetual change and the inexhaustible series of adventures which constitute life, the universe, or absolutely valid truth, would remain unknown . . . Reality happens to be like a landscape, possessed of an infinite number of perspectives, all equally veracious and authentic. The sole false perspective is that which claims to be the only one there is. ~José Ortega y Gasset

horizon

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“I’ve waited for you

for a long time” – for your song,

my mountain cuckoo   ~Issa*

wordpresssaturation (1)

This week, show us a photo of whatever you’d like, but make sure it’s saturated. It can be black and white, a single color, a few hues, or a complete rainbow riot; just make sure it’s rich and powerful. Let’s turn the comments into an instant mood-booster!

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The Spring of my Life

Trans: Sam Hamill

Between the slats

of the window

a tiny hand held out

to feel spring rain ~ Torai*

weeklyphotochallengeinside

Since it has now been three days of gray skies, drizzling rain, and no wind, inside is an appropriate description of life within Wyoming.  While the focus is upon the rain drop, inside the image is a not quite ripe plum.

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The Year of My Life

Trans: Nobuyuki Yuasa