"The light of a candle" by Yosa Buson is the Songs of Eretz Poem of the Day for April 25, 2014. An English version of the poem, translated from the original Japanese by Yuki Sawa and Edith Marcombe Shiffert, may be found here: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/19523.
Yosa Buson (original surname Taniguchi) (1716 - 1784) (pictured) was a Japanese painter and poet. His mastery of the haiku form is second only to Matsuo Basho. He spent most of his life in Kyoto. His poetry is known for its beautiful imagery which is thought to have been influenced by his painting. Reference to this and other biographical information may be found here: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/86315/Buson.
Yuki Sawa and Edith Marcombe Shiffert co-authored Anthology of Modern Japanese Poetry (Charles E. Tuttle Co, 1972). Reference to this and additional information about the translators may be found here: http://books.google.com/books?id=TFz2WpwXspAC&pg=PA198&lpg=PA198&dq=Yuki+Sawa+poet&source=bl&ots=mVKS3hA3i4&sig=5VZ-S9BX_1NFP4-ubTpwBy8lNXc&hl=en&sa=X&ei=w-haU-OGDrOK2QWzuoGgCw&ved=0CEUQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=Yuki%20Sawa%20poet&f=false.
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