Paintings            GARY BARTEN
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Bell Paintings
(2015)
Waves Lapping to the Shore

Long ago
in a place called this world
a bell up on the mountain caught my ear.
Now, at dawn, I hear the waves
lapping the shore, carried by the breeze.
I have the feeling that for a long time
I was listening to the waves’ voices in the sound of the bell.

- Ooka Makoto
from “Songs of the Eternal Autumn”
(adaptations of the poems of Fujiwara Shunzei (1114 – 1204)


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