Friday, March 11, 2011

silent clouds of stars



Seas are wild tonight . . .
stretching over
Sado Island
silent clouds of stars

~ Matsuo Bashō (1644-1694)

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Thinking of Japan today.

8 comments:

Blue said...

I thought you post title superb and then I read the poem! Just beautiful, as are your photographs.

home before dark said...

Hands and hearts across the ocean. Life is so fragile.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Such an awful thing to wake up to for us, I can't even imagine there! One of my best friends lives in Hawaii and I've been on pins and needles all day long.
I didn't realize you had been to Japan - it's in my top 5 places to visit!
our thoughts are with them today :-(

smilla4blogs said...

Heartfelt...these beautiful images give comfort while we watch the tragedy in Japan.

BWS said...

Much to pray for...

Thank you for sharing the beauty of the culture.

greer said...

tv images today are just awful and your photos are just the right antidote. thank you for sharing them and the lovely poem.

Style Court said...

Janet --

Eloquent, as always.

Your images have a certain poetic grace to them as well, and I think you really capture the dignity and beauty of the cultures you encounter on your travels.

C

Janet said...

Thank you all. I so desperately needed an antidote to the horror of the images on tv. May the people of Japan find their way back to the calm. I suspect they will, but it will be a long road.