TANKA TO HAIKU (Echoes 57): RESPONSE ON CONFUCIANISM

TANKA TO HAIKU (Echoes 57): RESPONSE ON CONFUCIANISM

 

Y.C. Kan responded to my musing on Day 1 thus:

 

Analects in stone

Chipped heartfelt advice fading

Erosion of times

 

This is my response in tanka:

 

time erodes value

blind seeking for better shore

treasure gone amiss

near is too distant to look

lenses change in market trend

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “TANKA TO HAIKU (Echoes 57): RESPONSE ON CONFUCIANISM

  1. wonkywizard Post author

    Sorry Aussiean for missing your picture.
    The first two words on the left of the tombstone means Ning Yi, somewhere in modern Henan.
    The middle inscriptionis, huang qing, showed some historical and cultural heritage of the Qing Dynasty. The next two words, you bang, means friendly state. In other words, a friend or friendly state of Qing Emperor. Mei is the name of the deceased. Gong is honorific or duke. The two characters on the right Duan Fu, probably means its origin.

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