Tanka 07

Poem By Masaoki Shiki

on the pine needles,
each of the slender needles,
a dewdrop rests—
a thousand pearls lie
quivering, yet never fall

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Tanka 08

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