The Floating Bridge of Dreams

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Murasaki writing at her desk at inspired by the Moon

 

Reading Lady Murasaki Shikibu’s The Tale of Genji -

1000 years old with its 400 tanka.

Like the western sonnet, the tanka turns,

from the pivotal image to personal response.

The past floats up to the present.

The Dialectic

Forward driven by the conflict between opposites.

Imperfection gives rise to an opposition which

being imperfect itself  gives rise to another.

Sin and salvation. Earth, heaven; church, state.

Thesis and antithesis without synthesis. Finite. Infinite.