Carpe Diem Special #148, Ransetsu’s “the childless woman”

umazume no hina kashizuku zo aware naru

the childless woman,
how tender she is
to the dolls!                           © Hattori Ransetsu (1654-1707)

picture credit: celesteh.com
picture credit: celesteh.com

the childless woman
lingers at the playground
collecting laughter

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