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The hue of the cherry
fades too quickly from sight
all for nothing
this body of mine grows old --...
- Ono no Komachi
Thinking about Holland,
I see broad rivers
moving slowly through
endless lowlands.
rows of unthi...
- Hendrik Marsman
Lightly forsaking
The spring mist as it rises,
The wild geese are setting off.
Have they learned ...
- Lady Ise
My eyes already touch the sunny hill.
going far beyond the road I have begun,
So we are grasped by...
- Rainer Maria Rilke
Stille, hjerte, sol går ned
(Heart be still, the sun goes down)

Heart; be still, the sun goes d...
- Jeppe Aakjaer
Oh, Marcia,
I want your long blonde beauty
to be taught in high school,
so kids will learn tha...
- Richard Brautigan
Awake at night--
the sound of the water jar
cracking in the cold....
- Matsuo Basho
Suddenly, from all the green around you,
something-you don't know what-has disappeared;
you feel i...
- Rainer Maria Rilke
Is this not that moon?
And Spring: is as the Spring of old
Is it not?
Only this body of mine
Is ...
- Ariwara no Narihira
How can I vanish
Before meeting someone
Like a water bubble
Ceaselessly flowing
On a stream of t...
- Lady Ise
Slopes
of Mount Kugami—
in the mountain's shade
a hut beneath the trees—
how many years
it'...
- Ryokan Taigu
Who says that all must vanish?
Who knows, perhaps the flight
of the bird you wound remains,
and p...
- Rainer Maria Rilke
My house is buried in the deepest recess of the forest
Every year, ivy vines grow longer than the y...
- Ryokan Taigu
A snowy morning--
by myself,
chewing on dried salmon....
- Matsuo Basho
Though frosts come down
night after night,
what does it matter?
they melt in the morning sun.
Th...
- Ryokan Taigu
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night....
- Edgar Allan Poe
There is nothing you can see that is not a flower; There is nothing you can think that is not the mo...
- Matsuo Basho
In the autumn fields
mingled with the pampas grass
flowers are blooming
should my love too, sprin...
- Anonymous
 

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