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Sunday, January 20, 2013

A POEM BY RYOKAN

              the air bellows outdoor museum of art
 
 
 
 
             DRINKING WINE WITH YOSHIYUKI
             AND BEING VERY HAPPY
 
 
 
             Older and younger brother meet---
 
             both with white eyebrows drooping down.
 
             And what delight in this time of peace,
 
             day after day getting drunk as fools!
 
 
 
 
                               ---RYOKAN  (1758-1831)
                                      tr by Burton Watson
 
 
 
 
 

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