Carpe Diem # 744 a river breeze

kawa kaze ya   usu gaki ki taru   yu suzumi 

a river breeze
the one wearing a light persimmon robe
enjoying the coolness                                         © Basho (Tr. jane Reichhold)


by the falls
light spray shifts with the breeze
sudden coolness


on the river
the lads in their straw hats
launch a raft


on the bridge
the one in the yellow dress
laughs a spring breeze