In the winter storm

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In the winter storm

The cat keeps on

Blinking its eyes

— Haiku by Yaso, translated by R.H. Blyth (from Haiku, ed. by Peter Washington), ill. Old Pond Comics

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Rice dumpling in bamboo grass

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rice dumpling in bamboo grass–

skillfully the cat

unwraps it

– Haiku by Kobayashi Issa, translated by David G. Lanoue, illustrated by Jessica Tremblay (Old Pond Comics)