Four haiku that mention snow by Kobayashi Issa

by editor


snow is a blessing

drifting onto my bed –

from Amida’s heavenly land![1]

 

 

 

is this to be

my grave –

under five feet of snow?[2]

 

 

 

chrysanthemums

on her straw hat  –

morning snow![3]

 

 

 

the snow melts and

suddenly the whole town –

is full of children![4]

 

 

 


[1] arigata ya fusama no yuki mo jodo yori

[2] kore ga maa tsui no sumika ka yuki goshaku

[3]o kiku no sandara-bushi ya kesano yuki

[4] yuki tokete mura ippai no kodamo kana

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