Jun Fujita

Japanese Brush-Strokes (1923)

Two leaves

Under the scowling sky
The frozen sand-plain stretches.
Curled and crisp, two leaves
Scud away.


There is no time here.
From giant trunks hoary moss
Hangs through the air of shadow green.
And cool dew drips.


Above the settling mist,
Above the phantom isles upon the settling mist,
In the opalized moonlight,
The whinny of a horse careers by.



For notes about Fujita see the Bibliography Appendix. ‘Japanese Brush-Strokes’ appeared in Poetry 22 (1923), p. 126.








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