From Japanese Hokkus

From Japanese Hokkus

Boston: Four Seas, 1920.



 
Suppose the stars
Fall and break?Do they ever sound
Like my own love song?

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Some one at my door?
Go away, go,go away!
Good night, sir or madam.






 

Is it a fallen leaf?
That's my soul sailing on
The silence of Life.

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Full of faults, you say.
What beauty in repentance!
Tears, songs . . . thus life flows.






 

Lo, light and shadow
Journey to the home of night:
Thou and Ito love!

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Is there anything new under the sun?
Certainly there is.
See how a bird flies, how flowers smile!