Grazing

There is a peaceful community

in a place of burned up hopes,

whiteblossombeside the tracks of dreams 

that drifted away

on the edge of a village

where crowds pass by.

There, men gather in harmony

to gaze like sheep and fawns.

On all the beautiful flowers

a sun comes and goes

through the clouds in freedom.

~Mitsui Futabako*

*cited:

Women Poets of Japan

K Rexroth & I Atsumi

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men gather in harmony…

There is a peaceful little community

in a place of burned up hopes,

beside the track of dreams

                   that drifted away,

       on the edge of a village

                   where crowds pass by.

There, men gather in harmony

       to graze like sheep and fawns. 

On all the beautiful flowers

a sun comes and goes

        through the clouds in freedom.

                                                      ~Mitsui Futabako*

jamminginoldtown2

*cited:

The Burning Heart

K Rexroth & I Atsumi

 

Grazing

There is a peaceful little community

in a place of burned up hopes,

beside the tracks of dreams

                    that drifted away,

         on the edge of a village

                    where crowds pass by.

There, men gather in harmony

          to gaze like sheep and fawns.

On all the beautiful flowers

a sun comes and goes

    through the clouds in freedom. 

                                             ~Mitsui Futabako*

underthebridge

*cited:

Women Poets of Japan

K. Rexroth & I. Atsumi