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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In the distant hills

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In the distant hills
A patch where sunlight touches
The withered meadows.
                                                             – haiku by Shiki (trans. by Donald Keene)