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Come, let’s go




shhhh…………….

Originally uploaded by Funny Fish

Snow is falling…

Come, let’s go
snow-viewing
till we’re buried.

by Matsuo Basho [1688]

translated by Lucien Stryk
and Takashi Ikemoto

Wikipedia has an alternate translation:

iza saraba / yukimi ni korobu / tokoromade

now then, let’s go out / to enjoy the snow… until / I slip and fall!

Neither makes perfect sense to me in english, and one might even be a second verse to the other, so here’s my own version:

Hurry, let’s go now
play in the snow, until I
lay covered below


Buried has so many meanings…hard to find a better turn of phrase

This is also a test of the flickr plugin…

Posted in Poetry.


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  1. Anonymous says

    What is the name of this haiku



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