41. Miscellaneous Poems at Mt. Hakone, 8 Poems (September 1890) – No. 6


其六

奈此宿痾何
眼花凝似珂
豪懷空挫折
壯志欲蹉跎
山老雲行急
雨新水響多
半宵眠不得
燈下默看蛾

No. 6

What will come of this chronic disease?
These eyes blink and grow stiff like agate.
A brave heart, ineffective, falters;
Great ambitions will stumble.
Mountains grow old, clouds move in haste;
Rainfall is new, sounds of water resonate.
Half the night, unable to sleep;
Under the light, silently watching the moths.


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