Saturday
Dec312011

The Great Wave

The Great Wave at Kanegawa unfurls,

always curling, always roaring,

bounteous, overcoming everything,

sound in an ear of memory;

 

always curling, always roaring,

all motion becoming one wave,

sound in an ear of memory

residing in harmonizing octaves,

 

all motion becoming one wave --

I never saw it, did you ever see it? –

residing in harmonizing octaves:

reality, imagined reality, the one, the same.

 

I never saw it, did you ever see it?

Curls and sharp corners, curlicues,

reality, imagined reality, the one, the same:

the concept is always changing:

 

curls and sharp corners, curlicues

replicated in its pixelated images.

The concept is always changing,

dots like atoms or ants or circumstance

 

replicated in its pixelated images

in which we are moved to a different place,

dots like atoms or ants or circumstance --

we are tossed and turned about in space

 

in which we are moved to a different place,

the movement of history’s events.

We are tossed and turned about in space,

the memories to which we are assigned.

 

The movement of history’s events

bounteous, overcoming everything,

the memories to which we are assigned:

the Great Wave at Kanegawa unfurls.