Blossom Dearie (1924-2009; vocals, piano), “They Say It’s Spring” (M. Clark, B. Haymes), 1958
Bob Dorough (1923-; vocals, piano), “Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most” (T. Wolf, F. Landesman), 1997
Sun Ra Arkestra (SR, 1914-1993, piano; June Tyson, vocals; John Gilmore, tenor saxophone, et al.), “Springtime Again” (S. Ra), live, Rome, 1980
First day of spring—
I keep thinking about
the end of autumn.
—Matsuo Basho, 1644-1694 (translated from Japanese by Robert Hass)
The lights are going out
in the doll shops—
—Yosa Buson, 1716-1784 (translated from Japanese by Robert Hass)
Not very anxious
my plum tree.
—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese byRobert Hass)