Haiku by Masaoka Shiki (正岡子規)

牡丹画いて絵の具は皿に残りけり

painting peonies
their colors remain
on the palette

あたたかな雨が降るなり枯葎

warm
rain falls
on the withered vine

一匙のアイスクリームや蘇る

a spoonful
of ice cream —
I am revived!

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