Suguwara no Michizane wrote
Nusa mo toriaezu
Momiji no nishiki
Kami no mani mani
This poem can be found in the Hyakuninisshu
This person on this journey or at this time tabi has a double meaning
offerings for the moment hopefully sufficient implied
nusa is a staff with strips of paper or silk attached but can also mean strips of silk or coins
Tamukeyama is a temple at Nara and the name tamuke means (hall of ) offering
maple branch probably of brocade
gods (i am ) at mercy of or the gods may take consequent action or not
this may be indirect criticism of his treatment by the Imperial Court
implying all he could afford is a maple branch and his fate and career needed the mercy of the gods?
I wish I could be typing Nara as a location tag. Right about now one of those really expensive ryokan with a hot bath would be good for my right arm which is broken.
Thursday, 10 April 2014
Saturday, 5 April 2014
People the promised Brocade sequence has been broken by arm! I have a neck fracture of the radius of my right arm and apart from having to type with one hand my right arm is distracting painfully so the nety installation of the Brocade Sequence will not appear until later this week. Sorry!