nothing but the moon tonight—
and cotton-like clouds in burnished shreds...
above a ragged wall of black pine trees
lining the narrow road sporadically lit—
where I and this form of a shadow split.
~Kokoro Sonzai 2010 (trans. Son Rivers)
THE COLOR PURPLE: AN ENVIRONMENTAL WARNING - Anyone familiar with English literature and with history will know the term “Tyrian purple.” This purple color was once the prerogative of royalty, thus t...
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