05 February, 2009

Cha

yo o komete
mano kakiwaza no
kutabire ni
hi o fukiokoshi
cha o nomi ni keri
crowding night
weary with the work
of writing things
blew the fire to life
and drank some tea


Heidu


Tanka, by Masaoki Shiki
(1867 - 1902)

4 comments:

Nutmeg said...

This poem made my morning, thank you.

Hobbes said...

I was struck by how my evening's experiences had already been experienced by Shiki, writing his tanka. Humanity is a small thing!


Toodlepip,

Hobbes

ginkgo said...

I love your cat...it is so peacefull to see cats asleep...

Hobbes said...

He's asleep on my lap at the moment, while I write this, making some sort of distant dream noises. :)


Toodlepip,

Hobbes