Self and reality. Symbol and language. Myth and image. Memory and consciousness.
Dream and unreality: locus communis.

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.
30/ A joy exists knowing of the force of fragility within an egg shell —the inevitable, hairline crack will spread—

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