Friday, January 15, 2016

Carpe Diem Sparkling Stars No. 23 Soseki's "gingko leaves are falling"


At Wonsan harbour
The gingko trees shed their leaves
Being bored to death

A yellow lantern
The gingko tree is waiting
Leaves falling like hair

This frosty autumn
The gingko tree’s fallen leaves
Just count hundred eight

PS. Wonsan harbour is in North Korea. Hardly any ship calls at Wonsan, which is strange as this naval town is big enough with about 330,000 inhabitants, but North Korea is strange anyway.

Wonsan City, on refurbishing and other problems
Detailed route and activities in North Korea