Pinkness, Lake, Ancient Japanese Poems

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Everyone feels grief
when cherry blossoms scatter.
Might they then be tears –
those drops of moisture falling
in the gentle rains of spring?

Otomo no Juronushi (late 9th century)

two benches

The pathway I marked
when last year I made my way
into Yoshino –
I abandon now to visit
blossoms I have not yet seen.

Monk Saigyo (1118-1190)

tree shadows

Shabbat Shalom!

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3 responses to “Pinkness, Lake, Ancient Japanese Poems

  1. I’m not sure anything says ‘Spring’ as beautifully as cherry blossoms.

  2. Your photos are beautiful! I like the poems too.

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