als een droom

Posted on nov 3, 2017

Having lived
till twenty-three
how could he disappear
like a dream

Nishida Kitarō

Uit: Zen & Philosophy: An Intellectual Biography of Nishida Kitarō, Yusa, Michiko, Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2002.
Afbeelding: The reeds, Toyen, 1936.

“Nishida experienced the death of his first wife and four of his eight children; upon the passing of his first son he wrote this waka poem … Three years later he was able to write: ‘The bottom of my soul has such depth; Neither joy nor the waves of sorrow can reach it’ ” John C. Maraldo on


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