Last autumn

The three of us tossed acorns

To the scattering carp.

Now in the cold morning wind off the pond

He and I stand hand in chilling hand.

                                                       ~Yosano Akiko*

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*cited:

Women Poets of Japan

K Rexroth & I Atsumi

 

Coming, all is clear, no doubt about it.

Going, all is clear, without a doubt.

What, then, is it all?

                                               ~Hosshin*

summer'son

*cited:

Japanese Death Poems

Y Hoffmann