Monthly Archives: February 2017

Poem – In my Desolation 

In my desolation I am as duckweed: Cut my roots and Take me away-would the water do it, I should go, I think.  Advertisements

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Poem – I Long For Him Most

I long for him most  during these long moonless nights.  I lie awake, hot,  the growing fires of passion  bursting in my heart. Another translation by Kenneth Rexroth: You do not come  On this moonless night.  I wake wanting you.  … Continue reading

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Poem – How Sad 

How sad,  to think I will end  as only  a pale green mist  drifting the far fields. 

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Poem – How Hollow 

How hollow Are tears upon a sleeve In gemlets; For mine cannot be dammed As a surging flood! 

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A Sake Barrel – Ihara Saikaku 

A sake barrel, Born without hands, makes merry — Cherry blossom time. 

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Poem – Fisher Folk 

Fisher folk live In villages; where I know not, yet Constant complaints to see the shore Are all he seems to say. 

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Poem – Feeling

Feeling: This thing-most of all-is The world of men’s Unbreakable Bond. 

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