21 March 2007


In honour of the first day of Spring, one of my favorite haikus:

The snow is melting
and the village is flooded
with children

-Kobayashi Issa

also, the altered version floating around DC:

The snow is melting
and the White House is flooded

with scandal

-Henry Waxman

1 comment:

Khanh-Anh Le said...

Here are my two favorite haikus by Issa

Writing shit about new snow
for the rich
is not art.

That pretty girl--
munching and rustling
the wrapped-up rice cake.