between late snowfalls, spring endures – snowdrops crack the ice, birds outsing the chilling howls
such wind! such leaf rustle! Saohime is rushing to and fro to settle spring.
the sky in spring – both deep and shallow, patched up with clouds, smooth as silk…
buds are popping white, pink, yellow – wet petals top the hedges now
rainy night, the cuckoo sings, from branches drip the springs of spring