Saturday, May 30, 2009

Husband died; the only son married;
a liberated woman am I?
No... loneliness creeps in
when I cook dinner.

   one cup
   of rice washed...
   the pot too large

いいえ....... 一人暮らしの淋しさが

   一杯の米 電気クッカー 大きすぎ

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Wisteria Season (continued)

I am still struggling to learn about blogging. The second
part of "Wisteria Season" was cut off for some

I don't know!

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The following haiku is mine.

evening walk...
the sent of wisteria

藤の香に つられて歩く ゆうべかな

distant thunder...
wisteria racemes

春雷の とどろくゆうべ 藤の波

Wisteria Season

The wisteria season is about to end. I'm going to cite
a couple of haiku on fuji (wisteria) before the season is over.
The most famous may be the following:

草臥れて 宿かる頃や 藤の花     芭蕉

looking for a place to stay...
scent of wisteria

風入れて めざめかぐはし 藤の頃    秋桜子

waked up...
the scent of wisteria
in the breeze

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Town of Asakusa

Asakusa is located in north-east of Tokyo, and it is
famous for wholesale stores and the Asakusa Kannon*.
This heavily populated town reminds me of Saigon
and Hongkong. I was born and lived mostly in
the west side of Tokyo so that a visit to Asakusa
always stimulates my curiosity.

town folks

騒音... 自動車 人声 町鴉

Clamores ruidos...
cuervos ciudadanos

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tentative rain
street lamps
an umbrella for a pair

夜の街 相合傘に 雨が降る

la lluvia de pronto
por a calle a la noche
un paraguas de los amantes

* Goddess of mercy

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Spring Rain

softly tapping my dream
spring rain

暁暗の 夢を叩くや 春の雨

la madrugada...
golpecitos a mi sueno
lluvia de la primavera

Saturday, May 2, 2009

A Storm is Coming

The Sun comes up behind the premordial trees in Nassau County, NY. Over the shingle roofs, the sky streches out to the ocean.........

morning stillness
the sky abraze
a storm is coming