正岡子規 Masaoka Shiki – 見下せば (Looking down I see)

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見下せば月にすゞしや四千軒

mioroseba

tsuki ni suzushi ya

yonsenken

(Masaoka Shiki, Matsuyama, 17 September 1867 – 19 September 1902)

looking down I see,

cool in the moonlight,

4000 houses

Translated by Janine Beichman