Sakutaro Hagiwara Poems

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1.
Cats

Black-as-can-be cats arrive a-pair,
Up on a rooftop, a plaintive eve,
And on the tips of their pointed tails hung
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2.
Bamboo

An upright thing of green sprouts out of the ground,
A bladed thing of green springs out of the ground,
Piercing the iced-over winter,
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3.
One Who Loves Love

I rouged my lips,
And kissed the white birch bark.
Even if I were thought handsome,
I have no rubber bouncing ball-like swelling of the bosom,
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4.
Love-Compassion

O woman,
With the firm hard teeth of yours,
How dainty [to watch you] chew the grass.
With the dilute herbal ink,
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5.
Sad Moonlit Night

Drat that snatch-thief dog,
He howls at the moon from the rotting pier.
When the soul pricks up its ears,
It hears the shrill girls choiring,
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6.
Buddha

You, in the hill country, out there on the red clay earth,
You, sleeping away in a desolate cave.
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7.
The Wan-Pale Moon

From a violent toothache,
I was holding a swollen cheek,
As I dug near the jujube tree,
Wishing to plant some seeds.
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8.
Wanting To Be Walking Among Crowds

I always want the city,
want to be inside the lively crowds of the city.
Crowds are things like huge waves with emotions.
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9.
The Death Of A Frog

A frog is killed.
A gang of kids in full circle throw their hands up in the air.
All together,
They hold their cutesy little,
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10.
Murder Case

A gun goes off in the distance.
And again.
Ah, the Inspector dons his glass outfit,
And he enters through the mistress' window.
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