Beside the torrent

Nuthatch on wet bark
Soft mud on the path below
Rain drops shake oak leaf

Kawa ga nagareru
Red umbrella held
Slow river weir thundering
Man stands by torrent

Scent of garlic leaves
Wooden bridge over brown stream
Path curves out of sight

©Malcolm Alexander 2017

Amegafuru; Kawa ga nagareru Furikaeru

I hope this says: The rain falls; The river flows; Look back.

If not I apologise to native speakers of Japanese.


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