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a village, a hotel, or a concentration camp

The Prisoner の the Village のシーンは現実に存在するあるホテルで撮影されました。
ホテルといえば、思い出すのがHotel California でしょうか・・・

Emily Dickinson です。

      MUCH madness is divinest sense

              11

MUCH madness is divinest sense
To a discerning eye;
Much sense the starkest madness.
’T is the majority
In this, as all, prevails.
Assent, and you are sane;
Demur,—you ’re straightway dangerous,
And handled with a chain.

      I ASKED no other thing

             12

I ASKED no other thing,
No other was denied.
I offered Being for it;
The mighty merchant smiled.

Brazil? He twirled a button,
Without a glance my way:
“But, madam, is there nothing else
That we can show to-day?”

外国といってもブラジルですが 中国の文化を学んだ Gary Snyder の詩です。

      Axe Handles

One afternoon the last week in April
Showing Kai how to throw a hatchet
One-half turn and it sticks in a stump.
He recalls the hatchet-head
Without a handle, in the shop
And go gets it, and wants it for his own
A broken off axe handle behind the door
Is long enough for a hatchet,
We cut it to length and take it
With the hatchet head
And working hatchet, to the wood block.
There I begin to shape the old handle
With the hatchet, and the phrase
First learned from Ezra Pound
Rings in my ears!
"When making an axe handle
the pattern is not far off."
And I say this to Kai
"Look: We'll shape the handle
By checking the handle
Of the axe we cut with--"
And he sees. And I hear it again:
It's in Lu Ji's Wen Fu, fourth century
A.D. "Essay on Literature" -- in the
Preface: "In making the handle
Of an axe
By cutting wood with an axe
The model is indeed near at hand."
My teacher Shih-hsiang Chen
Translated that and taught it years ago
And I see Pound was an axe
Chen was an axe, I am an axe
And my son a handle, soon
To be shaping again, model
And tool, craft of culture,
How we go on.

パウンドの詩から中国に興味を持ったようですね、ギャリー・スナイダーは。スナイダーは中国だけではなく日本も訪れているのです。

Warren Haynes 聞きながら仕事しています。見てくれと正反対の繊細さを感じます。
概観から予想する以上に体力勝負をするところは、食い物の違いでしょうか。
by nk24mdwst | 2008-03-15 10:05 | Poetry


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