In this world
we walk on the roof of hell,
gazing at flowers.
Translated by Robert Hass
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.
ain't this one a wowser! and in just fifteen syllables! can you find a better expression of the bittersweet experience that is being human? -glen kappy
Wow. Susan Williams is right. What a contrast! This is the very best kind of haiku - - - where the last line surprises you and contrasts from the rest of the poem.
Oh, I am absolutely stunned by the contrast here- -WoW! ! ! !
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