Snowflakes for blushing cheeks,

icy wind for tender lips –

winter sentiment.



A single raindrop

on your warm bear skin in June:

a sample of winter.


Afternoon zen

Torrential rain

pitter-patters on the leaves,

singing afternoon lullabies.

Wet lace

Even the strong downpour

cannot ruin the fragile web

the spider weaves on the hedge.

Summer Stain

The late summer rose

is a blooming drop of blood

that rains cannot wash.