Four or five men dance in a circle.
Above them
The moon is about to drop.

—Yosa Buson (1716 - 1784)

Translated by Ryu Yotsuya. Originally published on Ryu's History of Haiku site.

Used by permission of the translator.

About the author: Buson (1716-1784) was one of the greatest Japanese painters of all time and a leading master of haikai. For more on Buson, click here.


Responses to the haiku for 5 October 2001 by Yosa Buson (1716 - 1784)

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-12-07 06:06:51

    circling and circling of raptorial birds ...
    on thermal winds
    that distinct aroma