#124- Issa, Issa, Issa

Orphan Sparrow

With one another

Let’s play; so come. O sparrow

Who has no mother,

The Cherry Blossom at Ueno

Under the branches

Of the cherry-trees in bloom

None are strangers there.

A Radish Worker (one of my favorites)

With the radish he

Pulls out, a radish-worker

Shows the road to me.

I hope you enjoy these haiku by Issa – I found them in a book by Kenneth Yasuda called “The Japanese Haiku”


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