This poem is taken from PN Review 160, Volume 31 Number 2, November - December 2004.January-through-May Epistle to Saigyõ, 2004
With gratitude to William R. LaFleur for his work on Saigyõ
snow on each branch, twig, and bud,
on the loose through each other
in a one-room mind.
Clearing clean out of
the court, from life-service to
the young Emperor
and the Retired Emperor
(the real power), and sex games
with Cloud-High Beings
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