Saturday, 26 January 2013

Haiku from The Three Cornered World - Natsume Soseki

from Chapter 3
Bamboo sweeps across the stairs,
But no dust rises
For 'tis but a shadow

The shadows of a spring night blend and blur,
But there amidst the blossoms I feel sure
A woman stands.

from Chapter 11
Turn your face up—two, three,
And count—four, five,
The stars in the spring sky—six, seven, eight...

Natsume Soseki (1867 - 1916) Japan

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