Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

Lotus Poems -


I see now
that this dewdrop life
is not regrettable
as it's destined to be
a pearl on the lotus.

    Sanekata Fujiwara    (died 998, Japan - a poet of the Heian Period.)



Even if I know
I will turn into a pearl
on the lotus leaf,
I still wet my sleeves with tears
like morning dew.

    Michitsuna Fujiwara's Mother 
                (Tenth-century Japan - a poet of the Heian Period - her personal name is lost to history.)




Faraway mountains
reflected on the eyeballs
of a dragonfly.

    Issa Kobayashi  (1763-1824, Japan - a haiku poet of the late Edo period.)


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