Aprile ha un atteggiamento,
non puoi predire il suo umore.
Stamattina una tiepida brezza ha spazzato sopra la terra.
Ero felice di essere accarezzato da esso,
quest'aria dal profondo sud,
forse persino dal Sahara.
Sono andato giù alla zona dei bambù e ho tagliato delle buone canne
per fare un pergolato per il caprifoglio
Mi ci è voluto quasi tutto il giorno.
eppure anche così, mi chiedo
se l'ho fatto robusto abbastanza
A lavoro fatto, il gatto ed io siamo rientrati dentro,
lei vivace, come se sapesse
c'era qualcosa nell'aria.
Mentre preparavo la zuppa, scoppiò una tempesta
vento ruggente e grandine.
L'umore di aprile è cambiato.
Le piccole palle di ghiaccio bianche
precipitando dal cielo scuro
ballavano sulle lastre di pietra.
Sotto la sporgenza del tetto,
guardo l'allegro ballo
mentre il windbell è impazzito
battendo una sonata senza forma.
Fin qui il pergolato
è sopravvissuto al suo battesimo;
mi chiedo cosa porterà il domani.

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