'Twas the new moon
|'Twas the new moon... (1899)
by , translated by William George Aston
|Source: W. G. Aston. A History of Japanese Literature, 1899|
- The original of this haiku is probably the following:
mikazuki no / koro yori mati si / koyoi kana
It was attributed by the legend sometimes to Bashō, or Issa, or Sōgi. (Isao Yasuda)
This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.