Nanao Sakaki





Nanao Sakaki

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Break the Mirror
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 1987 — 2 editions
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Let's Eat Stars
4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1997
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Nanao
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2002
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How to Live on the Planet E...
4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2013
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Real Play
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1982
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Inch by Inch: 45 Haiku by Issa
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1999 — 2 editions
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“If you have time to chatter,
Read books.

If you have time to read,
Walk into mountain, desert and ocean.

If you have time to walk,
Sing songs and dance.

If you have time to dance,
Sit quietly, you happy, lucky idiot.”
Nanao Sakaki

“To stay young,
To save the world,
Break the mirror.”
Nanao Sakaki

“In the morning
After taking cold shower
—-what a mistake—-
I look at the mirror.

There, a funny guy,
Grey hair, white beard, wrinkled skin,
—-what a pity—-
Poor, dirty, old man,
He is not me, absolutely not.

Land and life
Fishing in the ocean
Sleeping in the desert with stars
Building a shelter in the mountains
Farming the ancient way
Singing with coyotes
Singing against nuclear war—
I’ll never be tired of life.
Now I’m seventeen years old,
Very charming young man.

I sit quietly in lotus position,
Meditating, meditating for nothing.
Suddenly a voice comes to me:
“To stay young,
To save the world,
Break the mirror.”
Nanao Sakaki, Break the Mirror



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