a narrow road (song from Bashō)

from by Thy Courage Quail

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a: Oku no Hosomichi (Narrow Road to the Interior), 1694

b: distorted marimbas

lyrics

we shave our heads
on black hair mountain
and change in to summer clothes
you will shed your name to travel
a narrow road, a narrow road

trailing off an unfinished joke
we arrive at the temple unexpectedly
dripping moss beneath a cold spring sky
a narrow road, a narrow road

even woodpeckers leave it alone
a hermitage in a summer grove
one small poem pinned to a post
a narrow road, a narrow road
... of clarity
... of completeness
... of living alone
... to the interior
... dead bees cover the sand

credits

from goblin's gate, track released June 6, 2010

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