100 days…65th day

The colors of the flowers fade

as the long rain fall,

as lost in thought,

I grow older.

~Ono no Komachi*

100 days65


Women Poets of Japan

Trans: K Rexroth & I Atsumi

weekly photo challenge: pure

Jen’s photo challenge for this week is to “share a photo of something pure…Pure can convey wholesomeness, something undiluted, or simplicity.”

The fireflies light

How easily it goes on

How easily it goes out again





on the road through the clouds

is there a short cut

to the summer moon?

                                       ~Den Sute-Jo*



The Burning Heart

K Rexroth & I Atsumi

blur into dusk

shadows from a lingering sun

blur into dusk-

falling cherry petals




Japanese Death Poems

Y Hoffmann