I dream of the sea by Josephine Corcoran

Spring has come
Wild fireworks of garlic
Abundant as uncut grass
Wildflowers enormous
In my small life
I listen to rain
Of the sea


Original haiku by Yosa Buson:
harusame ya
koiso no kogai
nururu hodo

Literal translation by Alan Cummings:
spring rain –
beach’s small shells
to moisten enough


Josephine Corcoran‘s most recent poetry book is What Are You After? (Nine Arches Press, 2018). Twitter: @And_OtherPoems Instagram: @andothermakings. www.josephinecorcoran.org