that one, by herself
well, okay, but what about these? they're courtesans, after all. nope. you might see their private bits every now and again, but lying there nude? ain't gonna happen.
until just very recently, you will only see rosy behinds and billowy taa-taas on western women. does this demean us, exalt us, show us as stronger, or weaker? i honestly don't know.
sakura zakura chirite kajin no yume ni iru
Cherry blossoms fall
Entering into the dreams
Of lovely women.
Tr. Blake Morgan Young 1
hitori na wa waga hoshi naran ama [no] kawa
that one by itself
is my star...
This haiku refers to a popular belief that each person upon birth is assigned a corresponding star in the heavens.
"Heaven's River" refers to the Milky Way.
hasu no ka ya hirune no ue wo fuki meguru
over my midday nap
the scent of lotuses