Tuesday, September 26, 2006
One Good Dye
from The Channel Boat
By Yosano Akiko
What shall I wear to sleep in alone?
An under-kimono of silk crepe
dyed the hushed red of dawn.
It touches the skin
like heavy mist falls on flowers.
My husband traveler
are you sleeping now in France?
If a bird of paradise comes into your dreams
it is me.
--Translated by Janine Beichman ~ Book
Posted by OneGoodPoem at 8:15 PM