Monday, June 7th
Why not begin the week with something beautiful?
Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625), Fitzwilliam Virginal Book: Pavana No. 292 in A minor; Jean Rondeau (16th century virginal [compact harpsichord]), published 6/4/21
yesterday, outside Chicago (Dean Nature Sanctuary, Oak Brook)
Only now I know
that power—greater than storms—
a heart-rending awe
silencing all the pines
at nightfall on the mountain.
—Emperor Fushima (1265-1317), translated from the Japanese by Sam Hamill (The Poetry of Zen, 2004)