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Issa: he circles his rice field

Old Pond Comics

op_issa_chicken_fan_circle_field

he circles his rice field

an open fan tucked

behind

-– A haiku by Kobayashi Issa, translated by David G. Lanoue, illustrated by Old Pond Comics

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Issa: departing the facing mountain

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op_issa_cloud_departing_mountain

departing the facing mountain

it comes this way…

little cloudburst

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Issa: with high spirits

Old Pond Comics

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with high spirits

the kite ascends…

green rice field

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

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Issa: sleet falling

Old Pond Comics

op_issa_goose_rice_sleet_steam

sleet falling

into steam rising…

rice cake tub

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

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Issa: the crow just laughs

Old Pond Comics: The Crow Just Laughs

Comic (c) Jessica Tremblay (http://bit.ly/1CtzTpv)

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Issa: give it to me!

Old Pond Comics: Give It to Me!

Comic (c) Jessica Tremblay (http://bit.ly/XcNoJc)

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Issa: o snail

O snail,

Climb Mt. Fuji,

But slowly, slowly!

 katatsumuri

soro soro nobore

fuji no yama


By Kobayashi Issa; R. H. Blyth, translator. Classical Japanese Database (http://carlsensei.com/classical/index.php/translation/view/168).

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Issa: got nectar?

Old Pond Comics: Got Nectar?

Comic (c) Jessica Tremblay (http://bit.ly/1rKYwt3)

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