Issa, No15.

Silly hailstones…

fleeing into

my fireplace

fast as they can run.




Issa No14

She has put the child to sleep,

and now washes the clothes;

The summer moon.



Issa, No13.



Sparrow family…

playing at hide and seek

in the tea bushes.



Issa, No 12.



What a cooling breeze!

now all stifled


gaily sing again.


red flower

Issa. No11.



Dew evaporates

and all our world

is dew…so dear,

so fresh, so fleeting.


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Issa, No 11



stubborn woodpecker…

still hammering

at twilight

at that single spot.


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Issa, no6.



That fat old bull-frog

sat there staring

back at me

with a sour face.


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Issa, no8



Ah bold nightingale

even before

his lordship

you won’t mend your song


Issa, no5



Placing the kitten

to weigh her

on the balance…

she went on playing






gazing up at the mountain –

a toad.


Issa, no5



in the shadows of the cherry blossom

complete strangers

there are none….


Issa, no4



a great big cat

flopped out asleep

on a round paper fan.


Issa, no3



the peony

it had to be measured

with a fan.


Issa, no2



in from the dark

and out into the dark

that’s a cat in love!


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Issa, no1



snow melts

and the village floods

with children.