Skylark

by Matsuo Basho

English version by Lucien Stryk and Takashi Ikemoto
Original Language Japanese

Skylark
sings all day,
and day not long enough.

-- from Zen Poetry: Let the Spring Breeze Enter, Translated by Lucien Stryk / Translated by Takashi Ikemoto

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Commentary by Ivan M. Granger

I hope the wonder of existence, found in this very day, bursts forth from your breast in uncontainable song!



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