while I’m away (haiku by Issa)

Last week, Bee Jay asked me if I’ve ever illustrated the “fly lovemaking” haiku by Issa. No, I haven’t. But I love a challenge!

Thirty minutes after she asked me that question on the Virtual Haiku group on Facebook, I posted the following comic:


while I’m away

enjoy your lovemaking

hut’s flies

– A haiku by Kobayashi Issa,

translated by David G. Lanoue,

illustrated by Old Pond Comics


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