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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Issa Haiku - and how to get your own!

"First snowfall!"
he shouts in the middle
of pissing


hatsu yuki to yobawaru shôben tsuide kana

Or: "I shout"; Issa doesn't specify the person. In 1824 he revised this haiku, changing the bottom phrase to nagara kana; the basic meaning in English is the same.
Get your own daily Issa haiku from David Gerard at

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