Unchanging Dolls’ Faces by Enomoto Seifu

unchanging dolls’ faces—
I’ve had no choice, except
to grow old.

From: Ueda, Makoto (ed. and transl.), Far Beyond the Field: Haiku by Japanese Women, 2003, Columbia University Press: New York, p. 60.

Date: c1800 (original in Japanese); 2003 (translation in English)

By: Enomoto Seifu (1732-1815)

Translated by: Makoto Ueda (1931- )

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