Japan Journal: Where I Come to Sit

This is my bench

under the wisteria trellis

on the other side of the world,

where, looking outward to the east,

I behold impermanence

and, looking inward to the west,


Author: Harry Miller

I have traveled and lived in Taiwan, China, and Japan and am now a professor of Asian history and author of Southern Rain, a novel of seventeenth-century China.

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