Haiku

Sweet springtime showers ..

As the great old trees
are marked for felling, the birds
build their new spring nests.
by Issa

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Blossoms in bloom,
in Kitano teahouse,
the master of sumo.
by Buson

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Not cherry blossoms
but peach blossom sweetness
surrounds this little house.
by Buson

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Clinging to the bell
he dozes so peacefully,
this new butterfly.
by Buson

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Sweet springtime showers
and no words can express
how sad it all is.
by Buson

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After a long nap,
the cat yawns, rises, and goes out
looking for love.
by Issa


Alongside winter hearth..

At its bottom
All things are visible.
Winter river.
by Kiyoko Tokutomi

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First snow
falling
on the half-finished bridge.
by Basho

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Unopened packet
of green tea.
A nice winter day.
by Kakei

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This cold winter night,
that old wooden-head buddha
would make a nice fire.
by Buson

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White chrysanthemum
blushing from coldness.
Morning frost.
by Seira