Seventy Two Seasons

today
hawks have become
doves

and as surely as
the sun rises
irises and buttercups will bloom

we have plenty of time
before swallows
leave

there are Seventy Two Seasons
and so many reasons
to celebrate

Beauty

© Frédéric Georges Martin

Two Autumns

行く我にとゞまる汝に秋二つ

for me going
for you staying—
two autumns (Masaoka Shiki)

~

two

pains

but

one

heart

two

worlds

but

one

love

© Frédéric Georges Martin