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Saturday, August 09, 2014

Issa Haiku

rubbing sand from his eyes
in my hand...
little butterfly

Issa - 1804

me no suna wo kosuru kobushi ni ko chô kana

Literally, the butterfly is in his "fist" (kobushi), but since Issa can see the butterfly in it rubbing its eyes, his fist isn't closed. I picture his hand cupped open.

David Gerard is the 'haiku guy'

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