Torrential rain on Thassos Island, Greece: photo by Edal Anton Lefterov, 2011
...The evenings of the ancients
Were like mine,
...This evening of cold rain.
Rain falling: photo by Axel Drouin, 2005
...The winter rain
Shows what is before our eyes
...As though it were long ago.
Rain falls: photo by Tomasz Sienicki, 2004
The evenings of the ancients / The winter rain: Yosa Buson (1716-1783), translated by Reginald Horace Blyth