On the afternoon of December 17, I was taking a walk along the bank of the Omono River (雄物川） in Akita. Then I heard swans shouting by the river bank and found them taking a break during their flight, departing from the snowy fields for the south.
by the reed bank ―
on the way
hakucho no michi no tsukuroi ashi no kishi
stay anywhere free
hakucho no tourai nozomu mi wa jiyu
― Hidenori Hiruta