If there are mountains, I look at the mountains

by Santoka (Santoka Taneda)

English version by John Stevens
Original Language Japanese

If there are mountains, I look at the mountains;
On rainy days I listen to the rain.
Spring, summer, autumn, winter.
Tomorrow too will be good.
Tonight too will be good.

-- from Mountain Tasting: The Haiku and Journals of Santoka Taneda, by Santoka Teneda / Translated by John Stevens

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