Sunday, January 01, 2006

Ring out the old, ring in the new ...

Happy New Year! Here are two New Year's Haiku to start your 2006 off right, both by Kobayashi Issa, translated by Robert Haas:

New Year's Morning
New Year's morning:
the ducks on the pond
quack and quack.

New Year's Day
New Year's Day -
everything is in blossom!
I feel about average.