I dream of the sea by Josephine Corcoran

Spring has come
Wild fireworks of garlic
Abundant as uncut grass
Wildflowers enormous
Inside
In my small life
I listen to rain
Dream
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 isย What Are You After? (Nine Arches Press, 2018). Twitter: @And_OtherPoems Instagram: @andothermakings. www.josephinecorcoran.org