Ezra Pound

 

 

"In a Station of the Metro"

The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
Petals on a wet, black bough.

 

 

 

 

"Ts'ai Chi'h"*

 

The petals fall in the fountain,

††††††††††† the orange-colored rose leaves,

Their ochre clings to the stone.

 

 

 

 

 

*Ts'ai Chi'h is the name of a Chinese poet who lived from 192-232 A.D.

 

 

 

Haiku Poems

 

 

Basho:

 

††††††††††† This roadó

†††† no one goes down it,

††††††††††† autumn evening.

 

 

 

autumn winds
†† in the sliding door's opening
††††††††††† a sharp voice