emperor

In the tranquil sun of spring
A lark soars singing;
Sad is my burdened heart,
Thoughtful and alone…

Yakamochi

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tears

In the spring,
When a myriad birds chirp lustily,
All things of nature
Take on new life, while I alone
Move ever onward to old age.

Anonymous

delight

A paulownia leaf has fallen;
Will you not come to me
In my loneliness?

Matsuo Bashō

rain

An autumn eve;
There is joy too,
In loneliness…

Matsuo Bashō

sabi

The caged eagle;
When lonely
He flaps his wings…

Hakyo Ishida

alone

The moon has set and
the Pleiades. Middle
of the night, time spins
away, and I lie alone.

Sappho