Haiku

Wild Geese in Autumn

A friend of mine wrote down this (famous?) haiku for me on a restaurant napkin when we went to lunch today. I am not sure whether the translation is accurate (google translate is useless of course), but I like the poem. I can see Mount Hiei – the highest mountain on the chain surrounding 3/4 of Kyoto – from my bedroom window…


此処よりは

比叡尖りて
秋の雁

From the northern part of Kyoto
Mount Hiei looks sharp
autumn’s wild geese

 

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