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Twenty days of sojourn

Two old Japanese tanka poems and photos of the St. Croix River to accompany them.

my mind shattered
in thousands of fragments
wishes to spend
the whole day on a boat
drifting with the river stream

Okamoto Kanoko, 1889-1939

Drifting with the river stream

twenty days
of sojourn in the woods
and yet
not a single tree willing
to take me in its warm embrace

Ibid.

Twenty days of sojourn

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