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Elegy To The Old Man Hokuju - Poem by Yosa Buson

You left in the morning, at evening my heart is in a
thousand pieces.
Why is it so far away?

Thinking of you, I go up on the hill and wander.
Around the hill, why is it such a sadness?

Dandelions yellow and shepherds-purse blooming white --
not anyone to look at them.

I hear a pheasant, calling and calling fervently.
Once a friend was there across the river, living.

Ghostly smoke rises and fades away with a west wind
strong in fields of small bamboo grasses and reedy fields.
Nowhere to leave for.

Once a friend was there across the river, living, but today
not even a bird sings a song.

You left in the morning, at evening my heart is in a
thousand pieces.
Why is it so far away?

In my grass hut by the Amida image I light no candle,
offer no flowers, and only sit here alone.
This evening, how invaluable it is.

Priest Buson
with a thousand bowings


Comments about Elegy To The Old Man Hokuju by Yosa Buson

  • Gold Star - 160,903 Points Mohammed Asim Nehal (8/7/2016 8:08:00 PM)

    Simply brilliant poem........ your choice of words makes it more impactful. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 146,123 Points Fabrizio Frosini (6/24/2015 10:39:00 AM)

    a great poem: beautiful 'incipit' and a nice 'bowing' finale :) (Report) Reply

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  6. 56. Elegy For Jane Kenyon (2) , Jean Valentine
  7. 57. Elegy On The Death Of A Young Man , Friedrich Schiller
  8. 58. Elegy Xiv: Julia , John Donne
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  11. 61. Elegy Xi: The Bracelet , John Donne
  12. 62. Elegy Xii , John Donne
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  15. 65. Elegy To The Memory Of Werter , Mary Darby Robinson
  16. 66. Elegy On Partridge , Jonathan Swift
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  18. 68. Elegy To The Memory Of Richard Boyle, Esq. , Mary Darby Robinson
  19. 69. Elegy , Charlotte Smith
  20. 70. Elegy In Joy , Muriel Rukeyser
  21. 71. An Elegy, To An Old Beauty , Thomas Parnell
  22. 72. An Elegy On Parting , James Thomson
  23. 73. An Elegy Upon S. W. R. , Henry King
  24. 74. Elegy On The Death Of A Child , James Hogg
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  29. 79. An Elegy , Ben Jonson
  30. 80. Fragment Of The Elegy On The Death Of Bion , Percy Bysshe Shelley
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  47. 97. Elegy (Tir'D With The Busy Crouds) , James Beattie
  48. 98. Elegy On The Death Of Mr. Phillips , Thomas Chatterton
  49. 99. The Departure. An Elegy. , Henry King
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