wpc: dense

It matters not

What you might say.

Echoes will come

From dead trees. ~Issa (The Year of My Life, Trans: N YuasaJ)


Soon…the warmth of spring rains will transform bare branches into dense shades of green.

100 days…79th day

Lightning flickers

only in the north:

the moon is overcast.

~Aamano Hachiro*



Japanese Death Poems

Y Hoffmann

100 days…71st day

The fireflies’ light,

How easily it goes on

How easily it goes out again.





Women Poets of Japan

Trans: K Rexroth & I Atsumi