Listening In

Thursday, February 12, 2009

In the spirit of the day

14th February 2008

A diver does not abandon
a seaweed-filled bay...
Will you then turn away
from this floating, sea-foam body
that waits for your gathering hands?

- Ono no Komachi (834?-?)

From The Ink Dark Moon, translated by Jane Hirshfield with Mariko Aratani

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