Swan Silvertones (feat. Claude Jeter, Percell Perkins), “All Aboard” (P. Perkins), 1951
other day, Chicago
Blue sky, cold geese honk.
On a bare mountain, tree leaves flutter.
At dusk in the village, smoke billows from every house.
Alone with my empty bowl, I head home.
—Ryokan (1758-1831), translated from the Japanese by Kazuaki Tanahashi