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May 9, 2006

chestnuts from issa

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 2:16 pm


While I’m trying to write a post on cashews and premium pricing,

here are some priceless chestnut haiku from Kobayashi Issa

(translated, of course, by David G. Lanoue).

 

 

 


little chestnuts
pissed on by the horse…
shiny new


 

 


cat neg

 









grassy meadow–
letting the child harvest one
chestnut

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ashamed–
eyes glued to the chestnut
beyond reach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






a chestnut hit
an old man…
so the legend says

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

foolish cat–
eyes returning to where
the chestnut was

 

 

 


translated by David Lanoue    










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1 Comment

  1. Thank you, Shane.  I’m glad you stopped by and hope you’ll visit again soon.  Best of luck to you with your Refleckshins book.

    Comment by David Giacalone — May 10, 2006 @ 12:53 am

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