Friday, February 25, 2005

Saigyo poetry

In reaped fields
where quail cry,
rice stubble puts up new shoots,
rays of a crescent moon
lighting them dimly

Poem by the twelfth century Japanese poet, Saigyo. Saigyo was born into a warrior family, but in his early twenties ordained as a proest. He lived much of his time alone in the mountains. His poetry reflects the landscape of the universal, mirrored in the natural world.

Saigyo's hut


Blogger Kleshavidya said...

hi prasada.
nice poem from saigyo! i am posting poems also on my blogsite,

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