Thursday, August 27, 2015

A fox has changed himself

When we visited Japan in Cherry Blossom Time, we were also in the time of Young Leaves.
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Hiji shiroki so no karine ya yoi no haru

The white elbow
of a priest who is dozing!
Dusk in spring.

Kindachi ni kitsune baketari yoi no haru

Into a nobleman
a fox has changed himself--
early evening of spring

Haiku Master Buson; Yuki Sawa and Edith M. Schiffert,
Heian, 1978, page 54.

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