in one short night
te no konda kusa no hana zoyo mijika yo ni
The flowers bloomed overnight. This haiku refers to a short night of summer. Shinij Ogawa explains, "The phrase, te no konda, means 'complex' or 'intricate.'"
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He had stayed in Edo since October 1816.
He didn’t come back to his home till July 1817.
How did his young wife feel his long absence?
kasane obi toki hiraku hana kana
many sashes undone
the flower blooms
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