When All Thoughts Poem by Taigu Ryokan

When All Thoughts

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When all thoughts
Are exhausted
I slip into the woods
And gather
A pile of shepherd’s purse.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Fabrizio Frosini 26 November 2016

shepherd’s purse, or ''capsella bursa-pastoris'', is a white-flowered weed that flowers almost all year round. It is one of the ingredients of the symbolic dish consumed in the Japanese spring-time festival, Nanakusa-no-sekku.

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