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 Incredible Edibles Mini-Slideshow
For Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875)
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WELCOME EGGPLANT
(Source: JWA, p. 153)

In this world
there are certain forms, that
bring welcome thoughts to mind.
The eggplant serves
as a symbol of happiness.

~ Otagaki Rengetsu


LOWLY EGGPLANT
(Source: UMJPC)

A fine example
of success to emulate,
a lowly eggplant ripens
and brings forth fruit
accomplishing its goal in life.

~ Otagaki Rengetsu


WHITE RADISHES!
(Source: LM, p. 110)

Reside in a living landscape
and it becomes yours:
radishes dry along the fence,
trees full of chestnuts
brush against the eaves.

~ Otagaki Rengetsu


photos: earlywomenmasters.net | Emily Dickinson's Nature Mysticism | Otagaki Rengetsu (Soundings)