Today is November 1st. Just two months remain in this year. I was thinking about such things and re-read my blog posts, then I found the right picture. It reminded me of the following poet by 王維 (Chinese : Wáng Wéi, Japanese : Ōi). The title is 竹里館, 竹里館 literally means bamboo village mansion.
- Rough translation of the poem
Sitting alone in the thick bamboo-grove
Playing a koto and reciting a poem with a resonant voice
Nobody knows me that hiding in the deep grove
Only Moon visiting and lighting me
明 深 弾 獨
月 林 琴 坐
來 人 復 幽
相 不 長 篁
照 知 嘯 裏
If you read the poem, read top to bottom and right to left.