Haikus by the Sea

Margaux Emmanuel 28 January 2021

Translations of Taneda Santōka (種田 山頭火)’s Haikus by Margaux Emmanuel

いちにち物言はず

波の音

the day rolls by

in silence-

the sound of the waves

 

心疲れて

山が海が

美しあぎる

the heart, weary

the mountains and seas,

breathtaking

 

波音の

たえずして

ふるさと遠く

the sound of the waves

tireless

my hometown, far away