Taigu Ryokan

(1758-1831 / Japan)

When All Thoughts - Poem by Taigu Ryokan

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

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  • Fabrizio Frosini (11/26/2016 8:39:00 AM)

    shepherd’s purse:
    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. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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