1. Who am I? Nothing

    More than an apparition,

    Drifting through time.

    (10/22/04)

  2. For whom does the bell

    Toll? When naught is all but ash,

    Who will pray for me?

    (11/12/04)

  3. In summer I hear

    Cicadas under my sill

    Deafening to me.

    (08/28/06)

  4. The summer drags on

    Like the sound of cicadas,

    Endlessly droning.

    (08/28/06)

  5. Little cicada,

    Perhaps you should look elsewhere

    For the one you seek.

    (08/28/06)

  6. Where did the dreams go?

    The sound of shattering glass,

    And all is silent.

    (08/28/06)

  7. The coming of rain,

    Clouds that hang low on the cliffs,

    Beautiful mountains.


    (09/06/06)

  8. Mist in the valley,

    Green mountains rising skyward

    Wreathed in waterfalls.

    (09/06/06)

  9. Leaves with hints of red,

    The sounds of ducks on the wind;

    Summer is ending.

    (09/26/06)

  10. Endless is the sky,

    Grants eternity in death,

    Boundless dreams in life.

    Humans spreading broken wings,

    Try to reach that distant sky.

    (09/28/06)

  11. Tainted desires,

    Have blocked us from the free sky.

    Will we find release?

    Someday humans may find it,

    The fading dream Shangri-la.

    (09/28/06)

  12. How he eludes me,

    The heron by the river;

    Always out of reach.

    (10/23/06)

  13. Boughs lined with crimson,

    Dance in the brisk autumn air.

    Scattered by the wind.

    (11/13/06)

  14. A blur in the trees.

    Quickly fleeing from my sight.

    Monkey with my bag!

    (11/13/06)

  15. Tucked among rice fields,

    My school above all others;

    This is Central High.

    (11/13/06)

  16. The duck on the pond,

    A solitary figure,

    Like me waiting here.

    (11/14/06)

  17. For you I am here,

    Sharing your dreams of autumn

    Amidst falling leaves.

    (11/20/06)

  18. Will you leave me here,

    With only the swirl of leaves

    To mark your passing?

    (11/20/06)

  19. Even though leaves will

    Renounce their hold on the world,

    Don’t leave me behind.

    (11/20/06)

  20. Leaves caught in a stream,

    Float without destination,

    Swirled by the currents.

    (11/20/06)

  21. A drop of color,

    A single chrysanthemum,

    Against the drab sky.

    (11/30/06)

  22. There are many paths

    Leading through light and shadow.

    Which will you travel?

    (11/30/06)

  23. Though we may stray off

    The beaten path, sooner or

    Later, we’ll return.

    (11/30/06)

  24. Would that I become

    A leaf caught within eddies;

    No hope of escape.

    (11/30/06)

  25. In the beginning,

    There are infinite choices,

    Stretching to the sky.

    (11/30/06)

  26. If butterflies have

    Such a limited lifespan,

    Why is it that they

    "Continue to strive for the

    Vast and boundless azure sky?

    (12/11/06)

  27. I think perhaps that

    Butterflies too feel joyful

    Just being alive.

    (12/11/06)

  28. How is it that one

    Can speak words of such poison,

    Yet smile calmly?

    (12/11/06)

  29. What do you really

    Think behind those grinning eyes?

    Smiles are facades.

    (12/11/06)

  30. For me I would wish,

    To be in a place where I

    Can smile freely.

    (12/11/06)

  31. Without realizing,

    Crimson leaves have given way

    To empty gray skies.

    (01/17/07)

  32. So cold and yet the

    Sky remains bare with nary

    A hint of snowfall.

    (01/17/07)

  33. Puppy in the rain,

    Who are you waiting for with

    That heartrending gaze?

    (01/17/07)

  34. Here they spring from cliffs,

    Amid the abundant green.

    Graceful waterfalls.

    (01/25/07)

  35. Why does depression

    Seem to grow as the colors

    Of sakura fade?

    (04/11/07)

  36. Mankind’s greatest fear,

    Is that there is no meaning

    In their existence.

    (05/23/07)

  37. Would a dragon come,

    Wreathed in crimson flame to burn

    Away my boredom.

    (05/24/07)

  38. Whether your worth is

    Appreciated or not

    Remains up to you.

    (05/24/07)

  39. A strong belief in

    Numbers will blind one to the

    Grim reality.

    (05/28/07)

  40. Speak but naught your mind;

    Standing at the edge of time,

    Watching with veiled eyes.

    (06/05/07)

  41. The slow moon’s descent,

    Mirrored by my sinking heart,

    Into a vast sea.

    (06/06/07)

  42. Lounging at my desk,

    Counting the clouds in the sky,

    A day in summer.

    (08/09/07)

  43. Like glimmering stars,

    The snow is falling gently,

    Covering the earth.

    (12/11/07)

  44. Pleasing everyone,

    Only results in pleasing

    No person at all.

    (12/17/07)

  45. The last hints of red

    Disappear into the long

    Darkness of winter.

    (12/17/07)

  46. Lights in the distance,

    Bring back memories of home,

    Beyond the vast sea.

    (12/17/07)

  47. The hot sultry wind,

    The cheers of youth in the field,

    Baseball in summer.

    (07/29/08)

  48. Reaching for the sky,

    Dashing toward victory,

    Dream of Koshien.

    (07/29/08)

  49. On the summer field,

    Innocently chasing dreams,

    There’s no turning back,

    Grasping your hand let’s fly down;

    Shining line of youth.

    (07/29/08)

  50. Obscured by the mist,

    A boat drifts through crying skies,

    Halfway to nowhere.

    (08/29/08)

  51. Amidst dreary stone,

    Like flowers blurred in the rain,

    Rows of umbrellas.

    (08/29/08)

  52. Embraced by the water,

    Whispering faintly I hear,

    My name in the rain.

    (08/29/08)