The Lucky Mouse – A haibun featuring a haiku by Issa

Comicthe lucky mouse

crosses then goes back…

first ice

 — Kobayashi Issa (translated by David G. Lanoue)

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Tiny mouse… Thin ice… Lucky mouse, indeed!  Did you ever wake up with a sense of dread, a feeling that something was going to go wrong that day? A car accident, a bad news, or something else. You go through the day, full of fear. You drive slowly. You wait for the phone to ring. And nothing happens. You are a lucky mouse, indeed. And tomorrow — guess what — you get to cross again. (Watch out for the mouse trap!)

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6 thoughts on “The Lucky Mouse – A haibun featuring a haiku by Issa

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