Today, more astounding verse by the Haiku master Hanatō Fukui (1650 – 1730), from the new translation by Trini Savitch.
Three days, no shaving.
White cat rubs my drunken hulk.
When I wake – white beard!—
Moonlight fills my room,
I dream of Kyoto girls.
Hot breath. Claws. Hungry cat!—
Lithe cat chases light,
Tries to catch pond reflections.