Look on my Works, ye Mighty
Literally: sky / empty – sky / empty – desert / wide – desert / wide
Alternately: Vast; indefinitely wide – and empty. Alternately, vague; hazy; ill-defined. When applied to a person, it can mean that they’re distracted or lost in thought.
Notes: This is a self-compounding compound; the Buddhist term 空漠 is doubled for emphasis. The doubling character may also be used, for 空々漠々. Replacing 漠 with homophone 莫 is considered an error, even though there are cases where the latter takes on a similar meaning.
In its more abstract meaning, this compound is considered synonymous with 曖昧模糊, 有耶無耶, and 五里霧中, and an antonym of 一目瞭然 (among others).