a cicada chirrs--
the pinwheel so utterly
semi naku ya tsuku-zuku aka[i] kazaguruma
by Issa, 1819
Shinji Ogawa notes that this image of a child's red toy "brings tears to our eyes," since in the summer of that year (1819) the poet's daughter, Sato, died. This haiku was composed during the Fourth Intercalary Month, 1819. Sato died in Sixth Month.