In the Shadow Of Shining

Spring rains pour from his hut's round roof.

Behind that palisade Of water-glitter, he sits alone Content in the shade Of his own enlightenment,

the shadow Which that very shining


Priest Saigyo (1118-1190), Translated from the Japanese by Graeme Wilson

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