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In This World

Rating: 3.5

In this world
we walk on the roof of hell,
gazing at flowers.


Translated by Robert Hass

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Glen Kappy 31 January 2016

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

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Kim Barney 27 December 2015

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.

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Susan Williams 27 December 2015

Oh, I am absolutely stunned by the contrast here- -WoW! ! ! !

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