Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series



Poem by: Saigyo (1118-90)

From the book: The Japanese Tea Garden By Marc Peter Keane (Page 30)


Gazing up upon

the early morning moon

filtering through the trees

My loneliness carried deeper

by the pine wind along the ridges


Hermit Poet’s comments:

In today’s constant eyeballs on the screens lifestyle, are humans losing the tranquility felt when alone in nature?

A simple few hours hike in the woods or a morning sunrise walk on the beach brings us back to nature. These quiet times connect the body, mind, and spirit with the earth. No selfies, just skin and bones alone in the natural environment.


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