a thousand years

/ Far Beyond the Field: Haiku by Japanese Women (An Anthology) by Makoto Ueda

Sutejo Den (1633-1698)

*Ueda notes that “a pine mushroom (matsutake) is so named because it sprouts under pine trees. In Japan, pine trees were once believed to live for a thousand years. Buddhism emphasizes that each living thing possesses a different sense of time.”

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