Morning poem

sea photo hiroshi sugimoto

Into fog, through the fog

We rowed. Then:

The wide sea—so blue, so bright!


A favorite poem by Japanese poet Shiki, from one of our favorite morning reads Zen Art for Meditation, accompanied by an image by the great photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto.

Can you see the blue?…

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