Preparation for Monet’s Water Lilies

I could no longer see the visible,

I could see the invisible,

The hands of the soul reached me.

The eye of the soul opened,

Wrapped my whole body,

Leaving me, touching me.

My hands and mouth moved and danced.


Ohno, Kazuo. Ohno Kazuo butoh fu: Goten sora o tobu (Ohno Kazuo on Butoh: The Palace Soars Through the Sky), Tokyo: Shicho sha. 1992. Page 69.
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