In the cherry blossom's shade there's no such thing as a stranger.
What a strange thing! to be alive beneath cherry blossoms.
In spring rain a pretty girl yawning.
Here I'm here- the snow falling.
Don't worry, spiders,
I keep house
The world of dew is the world of dew. And yet, and yet--
In this world
we walk on the roof of hell
gazing at flowers
Arise from sleep, old cat, And with great yawns and stretchings... Amble out for love
Red morning sky - snail, are you glad of it?
before the gate -- my walking stick's made a river of melting snow
Listen, all creeping things, the bell of transience.
Summer night-- even the stars are whispering to each other.
All the time I pray to Buddha I keep on killing mosquitoes.
O snail Climb Mount Fuji But slowly, slowly!
Don't kill!... The fly is asking you To save his life By rubbing his hands together
Even in warmest glow how cold my shadow
Dry creek glimpsed by lightning
Don't weep, insects -- Lovers, stars themselves, Must part.
Where there are humans, You'll find flies, And Buddhas.
Not gifted with genius but honestly holding his experiences deep in his heart, he kept his simplicity and humanity.
Reflected in the dragonfly's eye -- mountains.
On the Death of his Child Dew Evaporates And all our world is dew...so dear, So fresh, so fleeting
Giddy grasshopper Take care...do not leap and crush These pearls of dewdrop
Take a nap
Making the mountain water
Pound the rice.
Moon, plum blossoms, this, that, and the day goes
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