Tuesday, March 05, 2013

News at Eleven: Over time, Saigyo even thinks moving

from his hermitage is to abandon the moon. 'As always the moon/night after night after night/will stay on here/at this grass hut I put together/and now myself must leave.' Saigyo's reclusiveness made him alive to the aloneness of things--trees, birds, animals, streams and, of course, the moon--and equally a sense of how one can be alone with other things.

A Saigyo scholar spoke of it as his "finely sharpened sense of the world's samsara."

from The Hindu: Alone with other things


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