Monday, October 14, 2013


when to my pillow
no friends come
I lie alone
turned to face
the potted plums

makurabe ni
tonomaki toko wa
hachiue no
ume ni mukaite
hitori fushi ori

John Lennon and Plastic Ono Band: Yer Blues (Link). 

top:  ms. Page from cookbook of unknown ladies, potted plums recipe, British, ca. 1690s.   

bottom:  Utagawa  Kuniyasu, Actor  Bandô  Mit sugorô  III  Looking at a Potted Plum,  Japanese, Edo period, about 1820s.

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