THE FIRST WAVE

Waving the pampass grass,
At the Shinjuku station,
I said goodbye.

© Yamaguchi Seison(1892-1988)

The migratory birds
Make the wind blowing down to Asaka
From mountains frequently.

© Kawahigashi Hekigoto(1873-1937)

the first wave 

above the mountains
the migratory birds
chattering in a foreign language

above the mountains
sirens in the night
heard at the railway station

the migratory birds
haven’t seen the blue sky
in the valley of smoke

chattering in a foreign language
lovebirds whispering love talk
through earthy autumn hues

troiku

Response Carpe Diem #1553 waving the pampas grass (crossroads)