Buson

Cherry blossom trees are in full bloom in Vancouver. 

Two spring haikus from Yosa Buson (1716 – 1783), who was was one of the major haiku poets of the Edo period.  He was also a highly-regarded painter and his haikus tend to be very pictorial.

I like the spare beauty of this haiku:

Lighting one candle/With another candle/This spring evening.

And this one is also memorable:

 No underrobes/Bare ass exposed/Gust of spring wind.

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