Poem for 24 April, 2005: One More From the Japanese

April 24th, 2005

I just love these short Japanese poems. This one also out of One Hundred More Poems From the Japanese:

The lower leaves of the trees
Tangle the sunset in dusk.
Awe spreads with
The summer twilight.
       -Sone No Yoshitada

One way to observe National Poetry Month is to start a commonplace book. I have a commonplace book – I keep it in a wiki in a hidden part of jimthompson.org; many of the poems I’ve been posting here are entries in my commonplace book.

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