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Friday, June 02, 2017

Issa Haiku



first snow--
making a Buddha of you
is hard too


- Issa 1813
 
.はつ雪や仏にするもむづかしき
hatsu yuki ya hotoke ni suru mo muzukashiki
 
The "too" (mo) seems to be a humorous, self-mocking reference. The first snow isn't the right consistency to make a decent Buddha. Issa's own road to enlightenment, he suggests, is just as hard.
 
http://haikuguy.com/issa/

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