Dear, dear, / What a fat, happy face it has, / This peony! (haiku by Kobayashi Issa)

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Dear, dear,

What a fat, happy face it has,

This peony!

 

— haiku by Kobayashi Issa

 

From Haiku, R. H. Blyth, p 865

Hokuseido Press, paperback 2nd printing, 1984

 

Haiku-comic by Old Pond Comics.

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