I wanted to try some modern Japanese poetry, away from the cliched but thoughful Haiku. This is the work (translated into English) of Shuntaro Tanikawa, one of Japan's preminent poets, who also wrote the themesong for Howl's Moving Castle made his living translating Peanuts comics.
I'm still looking for a copy of 'In the Manner of Charlie Brown'.from Twenty Billion Light Years of Loneliness
...The universe goes on expanding
So all feel uneasy.
At the loneliness of twenty billion light years
Without thinking, I sneezed.
Photo source: Shuntaro Tanikawa