TanedaTaneda Santōka (種田 山頭火)

3 December 1882 – 11 October 1940

分入っても分入っても青い山

going on in ongoing mountain green

Excerpted from The Santoka: versions by Scott Watsontranslated by Scott Watson, Bookgirl Press, 2005

 

どうすることもできないむじゅんを風ふく

nothing can be done about the contradiction blowing wind

Excerpted from The Santoka: versions by Scott Watsontranslated by Scott Watson, Bookgirl Press, 2005

 

林のなかおちついて雪と私

in the woods settling snow and me

Excerpted from The Santoka: versions by Scott Watsontranslated by Scott Watson, Bookgirl Press, 2005

 

 

あなたとこうして汽車が行ったり来たりする煙り

being with you like this trains going coming smoke

Excerpted from The Santoka: versions by Scott Watsontranslated by Scott Watson, Bookgirl Press, 2005

 

 

生死の中の雪ふりしきる

between the quick and the dead snow thick and fast

Excerpted from The Santoka: versions by Scott Watson, translated by Scott Watson, Bookgirl Press, 2005