Blow Of An Ax

Blow of an ax,
pine scent,
the winter woods.


Translated by Robert Hass

by Yosa Buson

Comments (19)

the rhyme and rhythm of the poem is so very nice. I feel that the little birds symbolize the poets as the poets are the most wise and knowledgeable among mankind for they observe the minutest details of the world around them and can teach anything with their experience and vision.
i wish to see the little bird flying not that much chatting
Snarky. Carroll cloaked his ideas in riddle, and I admit defeat here. I could use a scholar's help to decipher the subtext. The form of the poem itself - I like each stanza's musical quality and parsimony.
So very sad. The population used for the betterment of the nation are left to nothingness in a short while. Little birds. Us are taken I adore Lewis Carroll
very nice, Lewis.good poem
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