October 25th, 2015

Ryokan - Now that all thoughts have subsided

English version by Gabriel Rosenstock
Original Language Japanese

Now that all thoughts have subsided
off I go, deep into the woods,
and pick me
a handful of shepherd's purse.
Just like the stream
meandering through mossy crevices
I, too, hushed
become utterly clear.

-- from The Longing in Between: Sacred Poetry from Around the World (A Poetry Chaikhana Anthology), Edited by Ivan M. Granger
Poetry Chaikhana | Ryokan - Now that all thoughts have subsidedCollapse )


On November 6th i will lose my internet connection.
The company that has been doing this will cease operation on that date.
Because i NEVER do things in a timely many.
i have placed myself near the bottom of a looong list of people looking for internet  services.
They will get to me about November 23rd.

I get e-mails, mostly political and unsolicited, at a rate of about 30 per day.  The last time i was away for a week there were  nearly 600 pieces in my inbox.  I suggest that anybody i care about should not try to e-mail between the sixth and the twenty-third.

I promise to post an "Update Update" before November sixth.