Two haiku by Matsumura Souseki (松村蒼石)

stone lantern
overgrown with weeds
a cat climbs on

草茂る石燈籠に猫のぼり

early autumn cool
quietly living life
butterflies mate

新涼のいのちしづかに蝶交む

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A haiku by Matsumura Souseki

in the light
of the cold moon the darkness
of distant stars

寒月のひかりにとほき星の闇   松村蒼石

NOTE: Original Japanese-language poem taken from the Gendai Haiku Association Web site: http://www.haiku-data.jp/