satsuki ame yoru no yamada no hito no koe
Fifth Month rain--
in a mountain field at night
This is an early haiku written in the 1790s. The "field" is a rice field. Evidently, farmers are working late, despite the rain.
It is the most important to supply the water to a rice field especially in early time of rice grass.
When rain is short, the struggle to keep water happens some times.
So the farmer patrols his rice field to watch water thief.
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