Posted by Kenneth Daly on September 15, 2014 at 5:00pm
nebulous pardah of tears
and the moon
not saying it all ?
I like what you say about the Ryokan poem, yes, fire was always used to cleanse and energise, the Zorashtrians, the Hindus, ...
Maybe another meaning for Ryokan's poem could be... a spiritual spring cleaning, (or rather, an automn cleaning) - an 'autodafe', in that small temple..... to burn the old dry leaves, gathered by the wind.. ?