Tanka 02

Poem By Masaoki Shiki

the plaintain at the veranda's edge
unfolds its coiled leaves,
its jewels,
and veils the water basin
in five feet of green

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with a profundity of message. Classic


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Tanka 08

to every needle
of the needled pine it clings—
the pearl white dew,
forming but to scatter,