From Hawai’i & Shikoku

At dawn in Waikiki:

Pale water pooled –
To the lattice manhole lid
The bill of a dove

蒼き水マンホールのくぼみに鳩漱ぐ
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The debut of a new period drama series, “Ryoma”, reminded me of how in 2008 I had driven alone to search for a secret road crossing the Shikoku mountains, through which Sakamoto Ryoma had fled from the Tosa domain:

Repaired stone wall
Of the escape road from the fief,
Already mossy

脱藩の道整えし石垣既に苔生す

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One Response to “From Hawai’i & Shikoku”

  1. Have slightly edited your English. Liked the delicate moment of the dove drinking. It would be good to have transliterations of the Japanese.

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