H3001 Haiku by Buson – A flash of lightning …
by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase
A flash of lightning!
The sound of dew
Dripping down the bamboos 
koboruru oto ya
take no tsuyu
As Buson stands in the bamboo forest in the early morning, there is a flash of lightning; the whole of nature seems in a state of tension, the mind of the listener with it. At this moment of suspense, the drip-drip of dew falling through the bamboo grove is felt so deeply, it can hardly be called hearing. 
W. C. Merwin suggests the translation:
In the flash of lightning
I hear the dewdrops rolling
down the bamboo leaves 
Makoto Ueda suggests the translation:
at a flash
of lightning, the sound of dew
falling from a bamboo 
 Ueda, Makoto. (1998). The Path of Flowering Thorn: The Life and Poetry of Yosa Buson. United States. Stanford University Press.
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