Translation #114.


by #22. Burton Watson

He who casts himself away—
has he truly
cast himself away?
The real castaway is one
who casts nothing away at all!

Original text:

(edit)身をすつる / 人は誠に / すつるかは / 捨てぬ人こそ… Mi wo sutsuru / hito wa makoto ni / sutsuru ka wa / sutenu hi… by #113 Saigyô .



Available on page 219 of Saigyô, poems of a mountain home.

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