•30/ A joy exists knowing of the force of fragility within an egg shell —the inevitable, hairline crack will spread— •
Saturday, February 1, 2014
The Undisclosed Secret
Returned to reading Eastern poems translated by Hiroaki Sato— a large volume of cultural writing, collected over a large span of years. Some use such a stark minimalism the translation falls into elusive abstractions. What is the cultural meaning behind jonquils? Are foxes always incited to betray humans? Does a pomegranate seed carry the same significance in Japan? Sometimes the shortest work carries the heaviest message— all due to the hidden, the undisclosed secret.