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#498- famous haiku- Basho, Buson, Issa

in the sea-surf edge

mingling with bright small shells

bush-clover petals

~Basho

my two plum trees are

so gracious…see, they flower

one now, one later

~Buson

in city fields

contemplating cherry trees

strangers are like friends

~Issa

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#476 – more Issa

A gate made all of twigs

with woven grass for hinges

for a lock …this snail

Hi! my little hut

Is newly thatched  I see

blue morning glories

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#466 – because I love Issa

As the great old trees
are marked for felling, the birds
build their new spring nests

A flowering plum
and a nightingale’s love song
he remains alone

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#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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#92 – famous summer haiku

beautiful lines

of green run through

the summer dishes

Tatsuko Hoshino

one of my favorite examples of “kitchen haiku”

A Summer Day

High noon

save for reed-sparrows, the river

makes no sound

Issa

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#68- famous summer haiku

The night was hot

Stripped to the waist the snail

Enjoyed the moonlight

Issa

Summer~night insects

Falling burnt and dead …upon

My poem’s paper

Shiki

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#55- famous haiku

Elegant singer

Would you further favor us

with a dance…o frog?

~Issa

On the low~tide beach

Everything we stoop to pick…

Moves in our fingers

~Chiyo-Ni

Happy Sunday – long weekend 🙂

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