Haiku of Kobayashi Issa

1 haiku (#2335) out of 12000

1811

.野大根烏のかがし春の雨
no daikon karasu no kagashi haru no ame

warding off crows
in the radish field...
spring rain

Kagashi is roasted animal flesh intended to keep a field safe from pests such as crows. Here, spring rain serves as the kagashi warding off the birds; see Kogo dai jiten (1983) 329.

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Issa

一茶