初夢や 秘めて語らず 一人笑む     松宇(18~19世紀)

The first dream of the year

keeping it secret, Ⅰ say nothing

and smile to myself. Shou

寒空や ただ暁の みねの松     暁台(18世紀)

Cold sky ---     

on the peak at dawn

a single pine. Kyotai

初雪や 水仙の葉の たはむまで      芭蕉   

First snow ---

just enough to bend

the leaves of the narcissi. Basho

ながながと 川一筋や 雪の原       凡兆

On and on the riverflows

in a single long line ---

fields of snow. Boncho