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Celebrating the Legacy of Yinyuan Longqi (Ingen Ryuki) and the Art of Ōbaku

Celebrating the Legacy of Yinyuan Longqi (Ingen Ryuki) and the Art of Ōbaku

MY HEART IS LIKE THE AUTUMN MOON by Baisaō

Chinese poem by Hanshan, “My heart is like the autumn moon,” 1760
Baisaō 売茶翁 (1675-1763)
Japan, Edo period (1615–1868)
Hanging scroll, ink on paper
28.5 x 50 cm; 114.5 x 64 cm (mounted)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Mary and Cheney Cowles Collection, Gift of Mary and Cheney Cowles, 2018, 2018.853.24

“my mind is like the autumn moon

in a jade pool clear and bright
nothing can compare
tell me what to say”

— trans. Red Pine, The Collected Songs of Cold Mountain, no. 5

吾心似秋月
碧潭清皎潔
無物堪比倫
教我如何説

 

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