the baby sparrow
the rice gourd
Come, let’s go
till we’re buried.
– Haiku by Matsuo Basho (translated by Lucien Stryk), cartoon by Jessica Tremblay (Old Pond Comics)
When someone asks if you’re crying, always deny.
is that dew
the horse’s tears?
— Haiku by Kobayashi Issa (translated by David G. Lanoue), cartoon by Jessica Tremblay (Old Pond Comics)
With eyes closed–
a simple twittering
— Haiku by Sono Uchida, cartoon by Jessica Tremblay (Old pond comics)
love fulfilled . . .
fireflies leisurely await
— Haiku by Masajo Suzuki illustrated by Old Pond Comics.
This haiku-comic was published in Haidan journal (July 2016 issue) in Japan.
three times ’round
the little shrine…
– Haiku by Kobayashi Issa, carton by Old Pond Comics