Today is also the birthday of one of my favorite American poets, Gary Snyder, Beat/S.F. Renaissance/Eco-shaman - 82 today!
Gary Snyder: A spring night in Shokoku-ji
Eight years ago this May
We walked under cherry blossoms
At night in an orchard in Oregon.
All that I wanted then
Is forgotten now, but you.
Here in the night
In a garden of the old capital
I feel the trembling ghost of Yugao
I remember your cool body
Naked under a summer cotton dress.