“Fiftieth birthday:

From now on,

It’s all clear profit,

Every sky.”

–Issa (from “The Essential Haiku,” translated by Robert Hass)

(And note, my 50th is well past. But others’ — they’re always arriving.)

2 Replies to “Diversion”

  1. Congratulations in advance!
    Hass’s translations are amazing. That book — “The Essential Haiku” — is one of my favorites.

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