Monday, September 23, 2013

Finally, Autumn

Some autumn haiku by Matsuo Bashō:

The beginning of autumn;
The sea and fields,
All one same green.
In the bitter radish that
bites into me, I feel the
autumn wind

Will you turn toward me?
I am lonely, too,
this autumn evening.
a strange flower
for birds and butterflies
the autumn sky
Autumn approaches
and the heart begins to dream
of four-tatami rooms 
A autumn wind
More white
Than the rocks in the rocky mountain.

On this road
where nobody else travels
autumn nightfall

My way –
no-one on the road
and it’s autumn, getting dark
Chilling autumn rains
curtain Mount Fuji, then make it
more beautiful to see