THE RIVER OF FOOTSTEPS

LILY POND TWILIGHT

Lily pond twilight


breaks old silence – a frog jumps
into its new self.


translated from the Japanese after Matsuo Bashô (1644 –1694)

CHIMNEY CHOKES WITH GRASS

Chimney chokes with grass


old fireside talk - a pear tree
fruits hard on silence.

 
 
 
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