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Kakio was born the first son of a doctor in Ehime; studied economics at Waseda University; while a student, wrote some haiku; in 1926, shortly after finding employment at a distribution company, was drafted into the Army’s corps of engineers; discharged less than a year later with the rank of ... Read more
Kakio was born the first son of a doctor in Ehime; studied economics at Waseda University; while a student, wrote some haiku; in 1926, shortly after finding employment at a distribution company, was drafted into the Army’s corps of engineers; discharged less than a year later with the rank of ... Read more

A hail of nuts
In the ripples of thunders of cannons.

Dream of a winter butterfly.
A drop of melted snow
In the Karakorams.

Cage of a leopard.
Not a water drop
Remain in the sky.

Kingfisher.
There stand humble white tombs.

Day of pollen.
The birds have no breasts.

A crane
Shading in the evening twilight
Trails its smokelike wings.

Heat of autumn.
Spots of the leopard
Appear viscous under the sun.

A butterfly falls.
The freezing season
With great reverberations.

Dry sound of footsteps
Continue regularly
Close to this lamp.

Opening a window
I drive out a horsefly.
Undulations of the fields.

 
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