MOUNTAIN AND SEA

A summer verse by Issa:

The summer mountain;
With every step
Seeing more of the sea.

We can understand this in two ways:

First, someone climbing the mountain summer will see a wider expanse of the sea the higher they go.
Second, someone crossing the summer mountain will get different vistas of the sea the farther they go.

My own preference is for the first — seeing more of the sea with each step higher on the mountain.

David

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