Poem of the Day: In this world… Haiku by Issa

In this world,
We walk above hell,
Gazing at flowers.

— Original —

世の中は
地獄の上の
花見哉

yo no naka wa
jigoku no ue no
hanami kana

一茶

English translation by David G. Lanoue

Alternative translation:

R. H. Blyth 

In this world of ours,
We walk on the roof of Hell,
Gazing at the flowers.

David G. Lanoue

in this world
over hell, viewing
spring blossoms

Illustrations by Corinne Reid

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