A SUMMER ALONE GETTING LOST IN JAPAN


is it gonna rain?
could wait to find out
or just
ask the cormorant

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please remove your shoes
in the distance monks chanting
sword ferns unfurling

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early morning stroll
calm and quiet summer day
men pruning branches

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moss growing on moss
growing on more moss and rock
oh look! a flower

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hands wet and dripping
as i pass through temple gates
not sure what to do

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rain in tokyo
drops on clear umbrella
gone to kyoto