Basho’s Wisdom

June 17, 2009

This morning I was reading the introduction to the book Basho: On Love and Barley – Haiku of Basho  translated by Lucien Stryk and read this quote from Basho:

What is important is to keep mind high in the world of true understanding,then, returning to daily experience, seek therein the true and the beautiful.  No matter what the activity of the moment, we must never forget it has a bearing on everlasting self, our poetry.

This thought seems to me to be an important factor in any creative effort… as it is for life in general…


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