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From the 12th and 13th centuries, across the years,  this verse on Spring is from Kenneth Rexroth’s Written on the Sky – Poems from the Japanese and is by Fujiwara No Teika

The Spring night’s
Floating bridge of dreams
Breaks off. The clouds banked
Against the mountain peak
Dissipate in the clear sky.

I love the imagery of the ‘Floating bridge of dreams’ and have written similar thoughts in my 21st century prose. However the clarity of the form above brings a wonderful focus.

Very best wishes – Denny Bradbury

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