Daily Archives: February 25, 2017

A Sake Barrel – Ihara Saikaku 

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

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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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Poem – Blossoms Blooming 

Blossoms blooming Yet making no seed are The sea-god’s Garlanded Whitecaps offshore. 

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Poem – Atop This Crag 

Atop this crag I am to spend a traveller’s night; So cold! Your robes of moss, Won’t you lend me? 

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Poem –  As I Dozed 

As I dozed The man I love Appeared, so It is dreams that Have begun to comfort me 

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