Niagara Falls by Narushima Ryūhoku

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Narushima Ryūhoku published in book Ryuhoku Ikou, 1892

The startled traveler wakes to the thunder by his pillow,
rises and climbs among old trees to the roaring brink:
in the deep night, heaven and earth one vista of white;
the moon comes, parting the mile-high curtain of pearls.

Translated by Burton Watson

Source: Watson, Burton (tr.).  Japanese Literature in Chinese, vol. 2: Poetry & Prose in Chinese by Japanese Writers of the Later Period. New York: Columbia University Press, 1976

 

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