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Terracotta Melancholia

“To what can we liken human life? Perhaps to a wild swan’s footprint on mud or snow; By chance its claws imprint the mud Before it flies off at random, east or west.” Su Shi, “Recalling the Old Days at … Continue reading

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Wild Goose Pagoda

Answering your fate you sought our land, the path you came like walking in a dream.” Qian Qi, “Sending Off a Monk on His Return to Japan” Much has happened since I’ve had time and an internet connection to add … Continue reading

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