How can I know the height of this piercing glacial boulder?
The rock’s pavilion reaches the sky’s borders.
I boil the night’s tea, ladling a galaxy with the big dipper—
steam circles the shadowed moon.
Hyesim (tr. Ian Haight & T’ae-Yong Ho)
image: Scholar Gazing at the Moon, Japanese print, 19th c.
Escher “Eight Heads”, April 1922.