Niagara Falls by Narushima Ryūhoku

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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