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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








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    



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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