Friday, October 27, 2006

A skylark singing

Like a bird. Falling leaves. The sea in spring. Through a gentle rain. The secret life of birds. The song of the wind. Rokudan. Shingetsu. Ichijo. * * Exquisite pieces we heard during East Meets West, a concert with koto, (Mitsuki Danzai), shakuhachi (Peter Hill), and flute (Tessa Brinckman).

C and I later talked about how Asian music treats silence differently than Western music. Simplicity of bamboo. An ink brush stroke on rice paper. Plum blossom. Chrysanthemum. Lotus. Orchid. Scholar stone. Qi.

Above the dark corners
of Matsushima,
a skylark singing.

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