just when the calf

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just when the calf
has fallen asleep…
the reed thrush sings

#haiku by Kobayashi Issa, translated by David G. Lanoue, Old Pond Comic by Jessica Tremblay

 

 

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is that dew

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When someone asks if you’re crying, always deny.

is that dew

the horse’s tears?

rice blossoms

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