Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Smiling in Japan

On the Yuki Teikei trip to Japan in 1997! 
Left to right: Patricia J. Machmiller, Kojin Sakamoto, 
Kiyoko Tokutomi, Alice Benedict, 
Lynne Leach, June Hopper Hymas.

shimizu ni wa
ura mo moto mo
nakari keri

in clear water
there's no ending,
no beginning

Fukuda Chiyo-ni (1703-1775)
translated by Luca Cenisi

Chiyo-ni, an Edo era poet, is considered 
one of Japan's foremost female haiku poets.

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