The pig giggles in his sleep

ImageAs soon as I finished this origami pig, I started laughing: I just remembered this haiku by Kobayashi Issa:

in winter wind
the pig giggles
in his sleep

— Kobayashi Issa (translated by David G.Lanoue)


The thought of a “pig giggling in his sleep” is just too funny.


4 thoughts on “The pig giggles in his sleep

  1. Hi Jessica,

    Such a great word picture from Issa! Love your origami pig, too. Makes me wonder if that pig could have been shivering from the cold wind and it sounded like a giggle? šŸ˜‰

    Hope your new year is off to a great start. I’m enjoying all your unique comics and other ‘lessons’.

    Bonne Annee, Leta

    P.S. My daughter and I are doing a Tour “The Jewels of France” of northern France in June, so it’s time to dust off my borderline French.

    Sent from my iPad


    • Thanks Leta. I’m glad you’re enjoying the origami and haiku comics. How lucky are you to travel to France! You’re right, you better get reacquainted with the French language before your trip, as you’ll have an ever better time if you can communicate in the language of Moliere when travelling to France. I’m so excited for you and your daughter. I say “Bon voyage” to you both.

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