It was with awe
That I beheld
Fresh leaves, green leaves,
Bright in the sun.
from THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH and Other Travel Sketches, Penguin Classics, Translated by Nobuyuki Yuasa
these budding green spring leaves
in blazing sunlight
from NARROW ROAD TO THE INTERIOR and Other Writings, Shambhala Publications, Translated by Sam Hamill