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Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Do They Flower by Chiyojo

Do they flower
dreaming of a spring night?
blossoms out of season.

From: Ueda, Makoto (ed. and transl.), Far Beyond the Field: Haiku by Japanese Women, 2003, Columbia University Press: New York, p. 43.
(https://books.google.com.au/books?id=tq2rAgAAQBAJ)

Date: c1764 (original in Japanese); 2003 (translation in English)

By: Chiyojo (1703-1775)

Translated by: Makoto Ueda (1931- )