Donning wellies, my heart flutters
Anticipating the wonders of yonder
50 metres amidst the snowy white
Not knowing what the eyes will see.
Suddenly, the path opens
The beech forest peeping
Waters steaming, inviting
The soul responding.
Shedding the weight of the world
Back to the beginning of times
Frolicking and playing abundantly
Enjoying the waters in nature’s glory.
Waters so clear, seemingly green
Drawing me to its fold
Cocoon in its warmth
Without question or expectation.
The soul relaxes, soaking in quiet
Looking, really seeing
Hearing, really listening
Heeding nature’s call.
Inspired by Ganiba’s konyoku rotenburo, Nyuto Onsen-kyo, Akita