Famous Natsume Soseki Poems

by Natsume Soseki

five-tired waterfall -
on each tire there are
red maple leaves

Over the wintry
forest, winds howl in rage
with no leaves to blow.

the sky I see
seems full of
magnolia blossoms

The lamp once out
Cool stars enter
The window frame.

Now gathering,
Now scattering,
Fireflies over the river.

On New Year's Day
I long to meet my parents
as they were before my birth.

The crow has flown away:
swaying in the evening sun,
a leafless tree.

when they strike the bell
these gingko leaves are falling -
Temple Kencho-ji

the dark blue
is relaxing at the beginning of autumn -
ikat from Iyo

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