Yamabe no Akahito

Tomorrow I was
Going to the Spring meadows
To pick the young greens.
It snowed all day yesterday
And snowed all day today.

Asu yoriwa
Haruna tsumanuto
Shimeshi nu ni
Kino mo kyo mo
Yuki wa furi tsutsu


- translated by Kenneth Rexroth
from One Hundred Poems from the Japanese

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