Get into the Spring of Things

sun rising horse eatingfirefly on a leaf


     A red morning sky,                  

For you, snail;                              

     Are you glad about it?              

 - Kobayashi Issa


Spring is here. A nice way to celebrate the season is to spend some time In a Spring Garden. In this collection of Haiku poetry, the verses follow a day of spring from the early morning to the glowing good-night of a firefly. Step into the Aldine Library and step into nature with this classic collection of Japanese haiku.


A giant firefly:

   that way, this way, that way, this -

           and it passes by.

- Kobayashi Issa