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Old Garden-She Empties

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old garden-she empties
a hot-water bottle
under the moon
Fabrizio Frosini 11 November 2016
the meaning of this haiku is fully accessible to those who know about Shiki's deathbed moments..
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Fabrizio Frosini 11 November 2016
'' In this Masaoka Shiki's haiku, the poet is looking out of his bedroom window at his small garden after darkness set in. Someone had just emptied a hot water bottle used to comfort Shiki who was in continual, deep seeded pain. He was obviously lying in bed, and subjectively, painted with words what he saw, with a metaphorical tinge. It appeared to him as if the hot water bottle was being emptied into the moon. ''
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Fabrizio Frosini 19 January 2016
also this one has been posted twice
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