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.