This morning, I’m reading from a new book of poetry – a Valentine’s gift – One Hundred Poems From the Japanese, edited by Kenneth Rexroth, and I’d like to share one with you…
I go out of the darkness
Onto a road of darkness
Lit only by the far off
Moon on the edge of the mountains.
Kuraki michi ni zo
Haruka ni terase
Yama no hi no tsuki.
At first blush, this poem may seem ominous, but I feel it’s hope. You know that the path is dark and unknown, but you keep going. See the beacon of promise and let it draw us forward. It’s about being on the path as much as it is about attaining that edge of the mountain light.
I look forward to our journey together.
Susan Scot Fry