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Man in summer sees feet in old pond... and dies Sad the summer ocean - those two feet [from "Degree Zero", 1970-75] Born in 1900 in the Kobe area, Nagata Koi began composing haiku at a young age, though his publishing career did not start until much later. Completing the ... Read more
Man in summer sees feet in old pond... and dies Sad the summer ocean - those two feet [from "Degree Zero", 1970-75] Born in 1900 in the Kobe area, Nagata Koi began composing haiku at a young age, though his publishing career did not start until much later. Completing the ... Read more

A catfish laughs.
It thinks of other catfishes
In other ponds.

Snails copulate.
One's flesh eats into the other's.

Fences stand
In the field, habitat of snakes.
She sews clothes.

Cherry blossoms.
Working in the paddy
We see all their stamens.

Falling cicada.
Somebody has already fallen in advance.

Fire burns grasses
And comes to lick us.
A child lick it back.

Red plum blossoms.
A ball of air
Leaves a box.

Hairs fall
Also to my back.
Oh, mountains and rivers !

A firefly
Lights up
Another firefly dead.

To a pink
The time of the tiger
Comes flying.

 
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