Autumn paradise

some say autumn is special kimono of lonely Osaka girl, 
        but pale winter torn it open

some say swans were flying with her at Kioto,
       but pale winter cut their wings

some say spring was ashamed by her gentleness, 
       but pale winter hit her hard

some say Mount Fuji was once built of  diamonds of her coronet, 
        but pale winter had buried it 
        with stones

some say her name was springness, 
        but pale winter called her 
        winter doe

but that girl from Osaka remembers forever autumn paradise 
        of blooming white-blue lillies 
        and stormy rain
        of His dying blood, 

in Her heart…


(for Nanmu)