The pine branches hang down

by Santoka (Santoka Taneda)

English version by John Stevens
Original Language Japanese

The pine branches hang down
Heavy with the chant:
Hail to the Bodhisattva of Compassion!

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

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The pine branches