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This poem is taken from PN Review 256, Volume 47 Number 2, November - December 2020.

from Bashō in Lockdown Andrew Fitzsimons
A morning glory
       closing up in the daytime
              the lock on my gate
asagao ya / hiru wa jō orosu / mon no kaki


To my brushwood door
       fallen tea leaves for my tea
              swept here by the storm

shiba no to ni / cha o konoha kaku / arashi kana


In my hermitage
       a square of light on the floor
              the window-shaped moon

waga yado wa / shikkakuna kage o / mado no tsuki


The east and the west
      the melancholy all one
              the autumnal wind

higashi nishi / awaresa hitotsu / aki no kaze


For today at least
       let us all be the aged
              The first winter rains

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