Kobayashi Issa
Kashiwabara / Japan
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In Spring Rain

Rating: 2.9
In spring rain
a pretty girl
yawning.


Translated by Robert Hass
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COMMENTS
crap poem 06 March 2019
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Paresh Chakra 01 December 2018
This isa very romantic poem
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Frederick Kesner 08 March 2018
Everything but the girl is in bloom at spring time, specially when the rain pours, unexcited and filled with lulling sound she yawns...
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M Asim Nehal 31 July 2016
A pretty girl is yawning to give signal that she is ready to enjoy the sleep. This pretty girl may be yawning to show the rain that by the time the land is dry, she will wet herself.
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Fabrizio Frosini 21 May 2016
haiku isolates a particular group of phenomena from all the rest.. and its peculiar quality is its self-effacing, self-annihilative nature, by which it enables us to grasp the thing-in-itself.. The pretty girl (she could have been not pretty at all - but the fact is that she is so) can't go out and enjoy her staying with friends, because of the rain.. A boring time for her.. we can imagine her looking out of the window, hoping the rain will stop soon..
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Susan Williams 27 December 2015
makes you wonder- -why is it a pretty girl who is yawning in the rain? would a plain girl not yawn? hmmmm, this requires some thought
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