Saturday, August 15, 2020

Basho's Grave

 













At the Grave of Bashō

      by James Kirkup

No incense burns, old poet,
before your plain stone obelisk,
and there are no country flowers
in the bamboo jars.

A small green tree
with dark pointed foliage
and whose name I do not know
leans it shadow over you.

On the other side,
a bush with heart-shaped leaves
now in July has one leaf stained
with November red.

I plucked the leaf,
because it may have been a sign from you.
It was the only signal I could give—
a passing greeting from one wanderer to another


Written at Bashō’s grave in the grounds of Gichuji Temple east of Kyoto. From 
A Certain State of Mind: An Anthology of Classic, Modern and Contemporary Japanese Haiku in Translation with Essays and Reviews. Salzburg, Austria: University of Salzburg, 1995, page 133.

















Monday, August 3, 2020

zhao meng jian ... narcissii ... painted before 1267 ...

the met have this ... they photographed it in detail but present it in seven section that can't be read coherently by western eyes ... here, at least, i give you those seven sections as if from-left-to-right















































































































































wimmin in white ... part xiii
















following on from ...

wimmin in white, part xii ... 100 images

wimmin in white part x ... 100 images ... https://thenewemotionalblackmailershandbook.blogspot.com/2020/04/#685887939269976176

wimmin in white, part ix ... 100 images ...
https://thenewemotionalblackmailershandbook.blogspot.com/2020/02/#6785333172644132612

wimmin in white, part viii ... 100 images ...
https://thenewemotionalblackmailershandbook.blogspot.com/2019/12/#4947545309229272143

wimmin in white, part vii ... 103 images ...
https://thenewemotionalblackmailershandbook.blogspot.com/2019/10/#4376181935372481258

wimmin in white, part vi... 106 images ...
https://thenewemotionalblackmailershandbook.blogspot.com/2019/06/#5615116703722107736

wimmin in white part v ... 100 images ...
http://thenewemotionalblackmailershandbook.blogspot.com/2019/04/#1623861654227863124


wimmin in white part iv ... 200 images ...
https://thenewemotionalblackmailershandbook.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2018-12-24T05:57:00-08:00

wimmin in white part iii ...  364 images ...
http://thenewemotionalblackmailershandbook.blogspot.com/2018/07/#1351848707561539563

wimmin in white part ii ... 625 images ...
https://thenewemotionalblackmailershandbook.blogspot.com/2015/11/#668097020601761109

wimmin in white ( part i ) ... 500 images ...
https://thenewemotionalblackmailershandbook.blogspot.com/2014/06/#7651911018587671396

by my very rough reckoning, parts i to xii contained 2498 images
i don't have the best memory so there's a strong possibility of some having been duplicated as time drifted by and the fog of forgetfulness gathered around me