the faint touch of the passing one,
be sole comfort for the steadfast.
fickle yet faithful their caresses.
the rushed intimacy of spring,
showered with petals of joy.
the icy detachment of winter,
mourned in bare solitude.
an adieu stretched across seasons,
always leaving and yet never going;
companions for life they be.
the river and the cherry tree.
o' misaki, child of such love.