Haiku Thursday

Every Thursday I publish a classic haiku from one of the Japanese haiku masters. Today’s haiku is by Yosa Buson.

Reminder – a haiku is a short poem in three lines of five, seven and five syllables. In translating these haiku I’ve tried to preserve that structure.

On the temple bell
Ceasing its flight, just sleeping
Little butterfly

Seisho, Butterfly and Blossom © British Museum

Seisho, Butterfly and Blossom © British Museum

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