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Scarecrow in the hillock Paddy field -How unaware! How useful!

Passing through the world Indeed this is just Sogi's rain shelter. A wild seaIn the distance over Sado The ilky !ay. The she cat "rown thin #ro$ love and %arley. How wild the sea is& and over Sado Island& the 'iver of Heaven orning and evening So$eone waits at atsushi$a! (ne-sided love. !ra))ing du$)lings in %a$%oo leaves& with one finger she tidies her hair (n *uddha's %irthday a s)otted fawn is %orn + just like that (n *uddha's deathday& wrinkled tough old hands )ray + the )rayer %eads' sound I like to wash& the dust of this world In the dro)lets of dew. !ith dewdro)s dri))ing& I wish so$ehow I could wash this )erishing world !on't you co$e and see loneliness, -ust one leaf fro$ the kiri tree. $oonless night... a )owerful wind e$%races

.ochira $uke !are $o sa%ishiki Aki no kure !ill you turn toward $e, I a$ lonely too& This autu$n evening. As fir$ly ce$ented cla$-shells #all a)art in autu$n& So I $ust take to the road again& #arewell& $y friends. #arewell& $y old fan. Having scri%%led on it& !hat could I do %ut tear it At the end of su$$er, kono aki wa nande toshiyoru ku$o ni tori this autu$n as-for why grow old cloud to %ird this autu$n why a$ I aging so, to the clouds a %ird this autu$n as reason for growing old a cloud and a %ird the whole fa$ily all with white hair and canes visiting graves

the ancient cedars *ehind Ise Shrine& unseen& hidden %y the fence& *uddha enters nirvana This ruined te$)le should have its sad tale told only %y a cla$ digger in $y new clothing i feel so different& i $ust look like so$eone else low tide $orning... the willow skirts are tailed in stinking $ud A green willow& dri))ing down into the $ud& at low tide. a clear waterfall / into the ri))les fall green )ine-needles overhanging )ine... adding its $ite of needles to the waterfall The )ine tree of Shiogoshi Trickles all night long Shiny dro)s of $oonlight. 0ulture's %eginnings1 rice-)lanting songs fro$ the heart of the country Singing& )lanting rice& village songs $ore lovely than fa$ous city )oe$s S)ring air -!oven $oon And )lu$ scent. Heated s)ring air In tiny waves of an inch or two A%ove wintery grass. #resh s)ring!

The world is only 2ine days old These fields and $ountains! S)ring! A na$eless hill in the ha3e. it is s)ring! a hill without a na$e in thin ha3e (h& these s)ring days! A na$eless little $ountain& wra))ed in $orning ha3e! S)ring too& very soon! They are setting the scene for it -)lu$ tree and $oon. #ro$ all directions !inds %ring )etals of cherry Into the gre%e lake. 4nder the i$age of *uddha All these s)ring flowers See$ a little tireso$e. The leafless cherry& (ld as a toothless wo$an& *loo$s in flowers& indful of its youth. That great %lue oak indifferent to all %losso$s a))ears $ore no%le The oak tree stands no%le on the hill even in cherry %losso$ ti$e S)ring rain conveyed under the trees in dro)s. S)ring rain 5eaking through the roof& 6ri))ing fro$ the was)s' nest. In this war$ s)ring rain& tiny leaves are s)routing

fro$ the egg)lant seed The sun's way1 hollyhocks turn toward it through all the rains of ay. S)ring de)arts. *irds cry #ishes' eyes are filled with tears 2o %losso$s and no $oon& and he is drinking sake all alone! Te$)le %ells die out. The fragrant %losso$s re$ain. A )erfect evening! A little girl under a )each tree& !hose %losso$s fall into the entrails (f the earth. *y the old te$)le& )each %losso$s7 a $an treading rice. 4nknown s)ring -Plu$ %losso$ *ehind the $irror. !ith )lu$ %losso$ scent& this sudden sun e$erges along a $ountain trail 8ery %rief1 "lea$ of %losso$s in the treeto)s (n a $oonlit night. #ro$ a$ong the )each-trees 9*loo$ing everywhere&9 The first cherry %losso$s. A lovely s)ring night suddenly vanished while we viewed cherry %losso$s #ro$ every direction cherry %losso$ )etals %low into 5ake *iwa .annon's: tiled te$)le

roof floats far away in clouds of cherry %losso$s ;*odhisattva of 0o$)assion< #ro$ all these trees + in salads& sou)s& everywhere + cherry %losso$s fall 0edar u$%rellas& off to ount =oshi$o for the cherry %losso$s. (n a journey& 'esting %eneath the cherry %losso$s& I feel $yself to %e in a 2oh )lay. in the %losso$s> shade as in the noh dra$a a traveller slee)s 0louds of cherry %losso$s! Is that te$)le %ell in 4eno or Asakusa, The te$)le %ell sto)s. *ut the sound kee)s co$ing out of the flowers. all the $ore I wish to see in those %losso$s at dawn the face of a god Searching storehouse eaves& ra)t in )lu$ %losso$ s$ells& the $os?uito hu$s *ush clover in %losso$ waves !ithout s)illing A dro) of dew. the $oon still is though it see$s far fro$ ho$e Su$a in su$$er Taking a na)& #eet )lanted Against a cool wall. elon In $orning dew&

$ud-fresh. !et with $orning dew and s)lotched with $ud& the $elon looks es)ecially cool The old )ond1 a frog ju$)s in&the sound of water. #rog )ond -A leaf falls in !ithout a sound The old )ond7 the frog. Plo)! At the ancient )ond a frog )lunges into the sound of water Su$$er $oon 0la))ing hands& I herald dawn. oga$i 'iver& yanking The %urning sky Into the sea. =ellow rose )etals Thunder A waterfall. 0old white a3alea 5one nun 4nder thatched roof. Three $onths after we saw 0herry %losso$s together I ca$e to see the glorious Twin trunks of the )ine. I felt ?uite at ho$e& As if it were $ine slee)ing la3ily In this house of fresh air. -une clouds& At ease on Arashiya$a Peak.

(cto)us tra)s su$$er>s $oons)un drea$s& soon ended. Su$$er in the world7 floating on the waves of the lake. in your su$$er-roo$... garden and $ountain going too as we slowly walk 4goku ha $o 2aku osoroshiki 2atsu kodachi @ven leaves don't $ove Aweso$e is the Su$$er grove The su$$er's grass! all that's left of ancient warriors' drea$s. Su$$er grasses1 all that re$ains of great soldiers> i$)erial drea$s A thicket of su$$er grass Is all that re$ains (f the drea$s of ancient warriors. All the rains of -une it %rings together& and it is swift -the river orga$i. Su$$er 3ashiki ake $ove and enter The $ountain and the garden. This hot day swe)t away into the sea %y the oga$i 'iver A lightning glea$1 into darkness travels a night heron's screa$. Along the roadside& %losso$ing wild roses in $y horse>s $outh

The far$er's roadside hedge )rovided lunch for $y tired horse y horse 0li)-clo))ing over the fields--(h ho! I too a$ )art of the )icture! All day in grey rain hollyhocks follow the sun's invisi%le road An ivy s)ray Trained u) over the wall And a few %a$%oos Inviting a te$)est. How $any )riests How $any $orning glories Have )erished under the )ine @ternal as law, along the $ountain road so$ehow it tugs at $y heart/ a wild violet Traveling this high $ountain trail& delighted %y violets looking carefully& a she)herds )urse is %loo$ing under the fence )etal %y )etal yellow $ountain roses fall/ sound of ra)ids Petals of the $ountain rose #all now and then& To the sound of the waterfall, The )etals tre$%le on the yellow $ountain rose + roar of the ra)ids 5ong conversations %eside %loo$ing irises + joys of life on the road The lilies!

The ste$s& just as they are& the flowers& just as they are. The %ee e$erging fro$ dee) within the )eony de)arts reluctantly Slender& so slender its stalk %ends under dew -little yellow flower #or those who )roclai$ they>ve grown weary of children& there are no flowers @Ahausted& I sought a country inn& %ut found wisteria in %loo$ orning glory trailing -All day the gate%olt's fastened. *reakfast enjoyed in the fine co$)any of $orning glories The $orning glories %loo$& securing the gate in the old fence %ush-clover flowers / they sway %ut do not dro) their %eads of dew #lower under harvest sun - stranger To %ird& %utterfly. without turning into a %utterfly& autu$n dee)ens for the wor$ 6ee) into autu$n and this cater)illar still not a %utterfly A cater)illar this dee) in fall still not a %utterfly

!ith every gust of wind& the %utterfly changes its )lace on the willow. (n the white )o))y& a %utterfly>s torn wing is a kee)sake %utterflies flitB that is all& a$id the field of sunlight %utterflies flit in a field of sunlight that is all