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Monday, January 31, 2011

after: 14

first snow
having looked at it
I wash my face

Etsujin 1656-1739

The estimable R. H. Blyth says of this, "This is one of those things that should be left unsaid." In his rendering, the verb in line 2 is "gaze," rather than "look at."

For an explanation of "afters," see the post for Nov. 2, 2010.


Blogger John McDonald said...

love it Bill

12:41 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, John.

9:06 AM  

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