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

1 Comments:

Blogger Kleshavidya said...

hi prasada.
nice poem from saigyo! i am posting poems also on my blogsite, http://tharakesh.blogspot.com

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