Thursday, February 21, 2013

間 - Ma

Ma is the Japanese word for the space between two structural parts, the gap


Thirty spokes meet in the hub,
though the space between them
is the essence of the wheel.
Pots are formed from clay,
though the space inside them
is the essence of the pot.
Walls with windows and doors form the house,
though the space within them
is the essence of the house.