On Basho's death day -
cold drizzle . . .
dreams splutter upon
the master's lips
On William Blake's death day -
heaven and hell . . .
forgotten gods mouth off
from the human breast
On Richard Wright's death day -
spring wind
bringing back something
beyond recall
bread and wine . . .
a reluctant earth 
offers thanks
mantra rhythm
rattling peas 
in a pod
autumn deepens . . .
all the candlelight
aflame within
such stillness!
sun-shifting shadows
move the pine