Sanford Goldstein

 

Sanford Goldstein, on his tanka road more than fifty years, is a staunch follower of Takuboku.

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how we drove
through the green countryside,    
my friend and I,
is this the Japan I never knew
cooped as I was in my study?

 

stopping
to relieve myself on a trip    
to the shrine,
how red the azaleas
beyond the bathroom window

 

with
my perpetual dizziness
in and through me,
I am closer to ends,
closer to distant mysteries