3 haiku of Kobayashi Issa*

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the snail gets up

and goes to bed

with very little fuss

 

slowly slowly

snail~

climbing Mt Fuji

 

the world of dew

is the world of dew~

and yet and yet

 

 

*1763-1828, usually known by his pen name Issa which means Cup Of Tea.

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7 thoughts on “3 haiku of Kobayashi Issa*

    1. Extra comment from other Gert

      Issa wrote this mourning the death of a child. The morning dew is evanescent, like this life, the writer knows and accepts, that death, like dew, is a part of life. And yet, and yet….the human heart always hopes…..

      So poignant.

      Maybe our learned Chicken Lady can add more…

      Liked by 1 person

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