One of the many ways to look at the Japanese Friendship Garden in San Jose,
where Yuki Teikei usually has a springtime event.
When my second son was a baby,
our whole family used to wheel his stroller
around the path encircling the pond
nearly every Sunday in good weather.
There was always something wonderful to see!
asked how old he was
the boy in the new kimono
stretched out five fingers
translated by Robert Hass