'Twas the new moon

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“'Twas the new moon!
Since then I waited—
And lo! to-night!
[I have my reward!].”[1]


date unknown, transl. 1899


Notes:

  1. The original of this haiku is probably the following:

    三日月の頃より待ちし今宵かな
    mikazuki no / koro yori mati si / koyoi kana

    It was attributed by the legend sometimes to Bashō, or Issa, or Sōgi. (Isao Yasuda)