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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Issa Haiku

rainstorm--
bare-chested with a little
sake cup

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.夕立や大肌ぬいで小盃
yûdachi ya ôhadanuide ko sakazuki

In the haiku that immediately follows in his poetic diary, Issa draws a similar cloudburst scene with the phrase, "drink up! drink up!" (nome nome to).

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