Saturday, March 08, 2014

the moon after rain said Princess Haiku

The Moon After Rain

Died 1205

Isn't she waiting for the moon in the village at the end of the clouds as the fierce rains recede?

On the Moon above the Chrysanthemums on the Woven Fence:

Waiting for frost the chrysanthemums on the woven fence take on the color of the moon at the rim of hills.

On Mount tatsuta the storm must have weakened at the peak: even the water uncrossed has torn brocade.

translated by Hiroaki Sato

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