Yūgen - Tempus by Tempus: published on 2012/11/05 23:00:43 +0000 Words & Music: S Grieve & K Fleming. . Yūgen “ To be so mysteriously faint and profound as to be beyond human perception and under- standing.” “ A profound, mysterious sense of the beauty of the universe… and the sad beauty of human suffering” “To watch the sun sink behind a flower clad hill. To wander on in a huge forest without thought of return. To stand upon the shore and gaze after a boat that disappears behind distant islands. To contemplate the flight of wild geese seen and lost among the clouds. And, the subtle shadows of bamboo on bamboo.” Zeami Motokiyo.