[the snow is melting]

Translated by Robert Hass
The snow is melting
and the village is flooded
      with children.

[the snow is melting] by Issa, from The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson, and Issa, edited and with an introduction by Robert Hass. Copyright 1994 by Robert Hass. Used by permission of HarperCollins Publishers.
Source: The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho Buson and Issa (The Ecco Press, 1994)
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