Haiku by Chora

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Today we’ll read another haiku, this time by Miura Chora‧三浦 樗良 (1729-1780), another great haiku poet of the Bashō Revival movement‧中興期俳諧 and a close friend of Buson‧蕪村.

[うめ] 𛀙 [] [] 𛂍 []
[おどろき] 𛁳 []
𛂛 [] [] [] 𛀟 [] 𛂅 []

Fragrance of ume
caught me by surprise. Is this
the day its flowers fell?

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