Tuesday, November 27, 2007

An Ode to the Sky


Just outside my window,
which looks North toward the mountains and Beppu Bay,
a 10 to 15-story "mansion" is being constructed.
Maybe there is a lesson for me in watching this building go up...
After all, this is Japan. Land of Zen...
detachment...
the ever changing nature of things.
Still, I'm going to miss this view of sky.

Joanne Gover Yoshida, Aikawarazu Life in Japan

1 comment:

dontcallitpoetry said...

This is such a pervasive feeling these days ... watching as our world fills up and changes. It is, I suppose, the true test of our Zen detachment. Well said.

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