It is unreasonable to ask my tears

to bear the sorrow of autumn,

as the light changes

the color even of the cinnamon tree in the moon

to red and yellow.

                                ~Shunzei’s Daughter*



The Burning Heart

K Rexroth & I Atsumi

How can I blame the cherry blossoms

for rejecting this floating world

and drifting away as the wind calls them?

                          ~Shunzei’s Daughter*

Triumph...Spring's Awakening
Triumph…Spring’s Awakening


Women Poets of Japan

K Rexroth & I Atsumi