Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Haibun - Close to a Distant Shore

Close to a Distant Shore

Glazed on the drum-shaped vessel, a crane swoops
from the lotus pond with a fish in his bill.

As we finish the plum wine, we tap the bottle with
driftwood, sing mad, love songs to the moon.

The sun begins to shine through a grey fog on the
ocean - the hangover of poets through the ages.

five hundred A.D. -
the Korean potter smiles
at a passing cloud